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Early Years Service

The Team provides an advisory, assessment and teaching service for children from birth to 5 years. The children will have an identified additional support need in at least one area of learning within the Early Years Foundation Stage. 

The team provides:

•    Information and support to parents and carers 
•    Partnership working with parents and carers 
•    Home, setting and/or school based work with an individual child including observation, monitoring and assessment 
•    Liaison and joint working with other agencies involved with the child 
•    Promote and advise on strategies which support the inclusion of children with additional support needs 
•    Involvement in meetings, assessment, planning and review, in line with the SEN Code of Practice 
•    Support Transitions 
•    Advice and/or loans of specialist resources  

Families who have a child with additional needs aged from birth to 25, and professionals working with children and young people.

You can read more about Early Year at the Council for Disabled Children's website or contact the Bradford portage co-ordinator on the number below. The Team receives referrals from Education Advice 1 (EA1 notifications); which is a statutory notification from health informing education that a child may have an additional support needs. Children attending a Bradford school can be referred at SEN Code of Practice Early Years graduated approach via a Teaching Support Service Referral (TSSR) form.

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The Bradford SEND Local Offer is a free and impartial service provided by Bradford Council. The information contained within the website is available for the purposes of identifying services and provision that are available to children and young people with special educational needs and/or disabilities. This information does not represent a recommendation or an endorsement of a Service or Provider and neither does the Bradford Council or its partners make any representations or warranties as to the accuracy of the information.

Anyone seeking to use or access a service or provision is responsible for undertaking their own checks to determine the suitability and fitness for purpose of that service and provision. Some providers will be registered and inspected by external agencies, such as Ofsted or the Care Quality Commission. Anyone working with children and young people will be required to have appropriate Disclosure and Barring Service Check (the replacement for the Criminal Record Check), safeguarding policies and insurance in place, which they should make available to you on request.