How is a referral made?
Schools, Early Years settings, Professionals and Families in Swindon can contact us directly to talk about the referral, we will then send you a referral form
All referrals must be accompanied by signed parental permission.
Once a child or young person has been referred to us we will spend time assessing and discussing their progress with parents, teachers, support workers and other professionals.
The Advisory Teacher of the Deaf will then agree an action plan for the school, which will cover:
- The type and amount of input for school staff
- Support (type and amount) for individual named children
- Identified outcomes for each activity
- Review and evaluation details
We use the South East Regional Partnership's (SERSEN) Eligibility Criteria for Scoring Support Levels for Children and Young People with hearing loss to identify the level of support required by every child on our caseload. This criteria is used widely across the country to ensure that children and young people with similar needs receive the same level of support wherever they live.