How to refer
Needs are often identified from birth or very early, so referrals often come from medical professionals. However, we can also accept a request for involvement from schools or parents:
All referrals must have signed parental consent.
What needs to be included in the referral?
When making a referral, you should provide a range of evidence about your child’s needs so that the ISL team can identify which service is most appropriate.
The referral should include copies of any related medical reports along with details about what support your child already has in place. It may also be useful to note down your child's communication method.
If your child is of school or preschool age, you should work together with your Special Educational Needs Coordinator (SENCos) to provide this evidence.
What happens after the referral is submitted?
Once you have submitted your referral the service will contact you or the school. This might be to find out more information, or to understand what specific support the child needs.
They will then arrange a visit to either the education setting or to the home.