These are the services you can refer to through the EHA process
Below is a list of all the services you should refer through the EHA process. It is important that you read the guidance below for the particular service area you are referring to. The guidance supplied provides advice on what service specific guidance is required, within each relevant section of the EHA form. It is particularly important to take note and action the service specific guidance to avoid delays in being able to access the service.
The Autism and Communication Service provides support for children and young people with autism and communication difficulties, their parents/carers, and schools, academies and free schools.
The Child and adolescent mental health service is a specialist service for children and young people who are experiencing moderate to severe mental health difficulties, including Eating disorders.
Children’s Autism Outreach Team (CAOT) work with parents and carers and their child or young person with a diagnosis of autism aged 0 to 13 years.
Somerset’s Disabled Children and Young People’s Service offer a range of support, information and advice.
Children’s Social Care aims to work with parents, carers and young people in a partnership based on respect, equality and fairness, and to offer advice and support before a situation reaches crisis point. We also work in partnership with, and may refer to, other services and community groups, including education, health, housing, benefits agencies and the police.
The Children with Disabilities (CWD) Family Intervention Workers will undertake visits to the family and utilizing information contained in the Early Help Assessment will complete a CWD Early Support Record and CWD Early Support Plan to provide the support and services which have been identified as being required to meet outcomes.
The Education Safeguarding Service (ESS) is a new service which was launched in September 2019. It is an amalgamation of the Education Welfare Service and the two Education Safeguarding Advisors.
The Family Intervention Service (FIS) is a specialist county-wide service developed through the joining of established Team 8 and getset level 3 services.
We provide advice, guidance and bespoke training re management of hearing loss and supporting the development of communication and language development to staff in all settings. We provide information and support to parents about hearing aid management and the effects of hearing loss on language development and access to learning.
Special Educational Needs Assistive Technology Advisory Service (SENATAS) is part of the Physical Impairment and Medical Support Team (PIMST) but works with a variety of children and young people with Special Educational Needs (SEN).
TAS is a local network consisting of schools and other support services that meet on a regular basis to have a shared conversation about children and young people that they may be worried about and that early help and intervention may stop concerns escalating.
Virtual School and Learning Support Team supports schools in the identification of pupils with learning difficulties through individual assessment and advice. Barriers to learning are identified through individual pupil focussed work which involves a combination of discussion, observation, assessment and advice.
The staff visit children and young people in their homes, pre-school settings, schools and colleges. The team offers direct support, teaching, training and advice, in order to be sure the requirements of the child or young person are in place in all settings and at transition.