Service Information:

The role of MAISEY meetings is to make sure that all the different agencies are brought together to look at a child’s needs and to ensure that the services are considered together.

It is expected that parents’ thoughts and concerns about their child’s individual and developing needs will be discussed with them in a separate meeting.

The final decision of whether a child is accepted on to MAISEY will be made at the MAISEY meeting. The referrer must attend the meeting to present the case or pass the information onto somebody they know who will be attending the meeting.

Service Criteria to include in the EHA:

Criteria to access this service, should be referred to and can be found below and/or on the Support Services for Education website.

The below information would be helpful to know in addition to the information already requested in the EHA.

Section 7:

• Please state if you have applied for additional funding to meet the child’s Special Educational Needs.
• What funding have you applied for.
• The date of the Child’s School Entry.
• Which school the application has been made to.

Section 9:

Use the drop-down menu to select “MAISEY”.

Additional Information:

MAISEY leaflet 2019

Contact Details:

Email address:

As from the 1st April 2020, the email address’s quoted within the drop-down menus of the “Early Help Assessment (EHA)Request Form” used for requests into the Inclusion SEND Advisory Services has changed. The new email address will be:

This means that the EHA will be received initially by Somerset Direct, who will check that the EHA is completed correctly and is accompanied by any Service specific Check Lists/Additional Information Forms/SEN Support Plans.  Somerset Direct will return the EHA to the “Referrer” if the EHA  is missing mandatory information or if not accompanied by any Service specific additional documentation.  If the EHA is completed correctly and is accompanied with all relevant additional information, Somerset Direct will forward to the relevant Inclusion SEND Service for their consideration.

Both the EHA document (accessed via the professional Choices Website) and the Website itself has been up-dated.  Please continue to access the EHA document via the website to ensure you are always using the up-to-date version.