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SEND Teams - SENCO Guide

Within the Local offer, you will also find information for a number of SEND teams with the council.

0 - 25 Statutory Assessment Team
The 0 to 25 SEND Statutory Assessment Team coordinates the statutory support for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND).  

The Communication Interaction Team
They work with children and young people who have speech, language, and communication needs. This also includes children and young people on the autism spectrum.

The Early Years Inclusion Service
They work with pre-school children aged 0-5 years with additional needs and/or disabilities. 

Educational Psychology Service
They support the educational progress, development, mental health, and wellbeing of children and young people aged 0-25 with complex special educational needs or a disability.

SEND Children's Occupational Therapy Service
They provide support and services to children and young people (up to age 18) and their families, with permanent, substantial, and/or complex physical disabilities.

Children's Disability Team
They provide support for disabled children and young people, their families, and carers. 

Plymouth Advisory Team for Sensory Support (PATSS)
They help children and young people (CYP) with a sensory impairment by supporting and enabling independent learning and the development of appropriate life skills. 

The Gateway
Can be used for any general information, advice, and support that relates to a child pre-birth through to 18 years of age (or 25 in relation to SEND matters). 

Virtual school
A service provided to promote and support the education of looked-after children (children in care) and care leavers. 

Plymouth Children's Safeguarding Board
Responsible for improving the wellbeing of children in the area  


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Plymouth's Local Offer is organised into four main categories covering the following age ranges:

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