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ISEND Services

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What is ISEND?

ISEND (Inclusion and SEND), is the name for the services provided by East Sussex County Council to support children and young people with SEND, with equality of access to education.

ISEND sits within Children's Services alongside other services such as Admissions, Children's Social Work, and Schools Standards, Learning and Effectiveness Service etc.  

Accessing ISEND Services

Most ISEND services are accessed via the ISEND Front Door on Czone. Referrals are usually made by professionals who support children such as the Special Educational Needs Coordinators (SENCOs) in schools and nurseries. For more information on ISEND Front Door referrals, please follow this link:


ISEND includes 12 services with specific roles. These roles may include directly supporting children with SEND or supporting and advising schools. All of the services on this page are linked to their full service details on our directory, hosted on East Sussex 1Space.

The 12 ISEND services are as follows:

Assessment and Planning (A&P)

The Assessment and Planning team manages the assessment and planning process for Education, Health and Care Plans for children and young people aged 0 to 25 with special educational needs.

To read the full service description and to find out how you can get in contact, please click the link below:

Children's Disability Service (CDS)

The Children’s Disability Service helps Children and young people who have severe and enduring cognitive delay and learning disabilities who may also have physical disabilities. We assess children up to 16 years old, and their families, for social care support.

To read the full service description and to find out how you can get in contact, please click the link below:

Communication, Learning, Autism Support Service (CLASS)

The ISEND Communication, Learning and Autism Support Service (CLASS) offers support, advice, guidance and training to schools. They work with other ISEND services to support children and young people to successfully access full time education.

To read the full service description and to find out how you can get in contact, please click the link below:

CLASS+

CLASS+ is an additional service offered to families with children (5-16) with autism. The service offers telephone advice and guidance, coffee mornings, workshops and short-term support at home.

To read the full service description and to find out how you can get in contact, please click the link below:

You can also visit the CLASS+ Facebook page, which posts regular updates:

Early Years Service (EYS)

EYS supports pre-school aged children with Special Educational Needs, Disabilities (SEND) and/or complex needs where those difficulties create a significant barrier to learning and/or inclusion.

To read the full service description and to find out how you can get in contact, please click the link below:

Education Support, Behaviour and Attendance Service (ESBAS)

The Education Support, Behaviour and Attendance Service (ESBAS) provide specialist support and guidance to schools to support children and young people with poor attendance, difficult, dangerous or concerning behaviour, issues related to bullying and/or those at serious risk of suspension or exclusion.

To read the full service description and to find out how you can get in contact, please click the link below:

Educational Psychology Service (EPS)

The Educational Psychology Service (EPS) focuses primarily on the learning, social and emotional development of problems encountered by children & young people aged 0-25 years, within their educational setting.

The work of an educational psychologist can either be directly with a child, or group of children or indirectly through their work with parents/carers, teachers and other professionals. Indirect work often involves research, training, consultation and discussion to clarify the precise nature and requirements of any psychological intervention proposed either at the individual or systems level. Direct work can involve delivering a psychological intervention to an individual child or group but usually involves some form of assessment.

To read the full service description and to find out how you can get in contact, please click the link below:

English as an Additional Language Service (EALS)

EALS are a team of specialist EAL teachers and Bilingual Support Officers (BSO). They work with pupils who have English as an additional language to help them access the curriculum and fully integrate in to school life. They work with pupils from the Foundation Stage, KS1-4 and post-16.

They have BSOs speaking 17 of the languages spoken by pupils in East Sussex: Arabic, Bengali, Bulgarian, Cantonese, Farsi, Italian, Kurdish Sorani, Lithuanian, Mandarin, Farsi, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Thai, Turkish and Vietnamese.

To read the full service description and to find out how you can get in contact, please click the link below:

Gypsy, Roma and Traveller Provision (GRT)

Schools with children from the Gypsy, Roma and Traveller community can get advice and guidance with schooling from the East Sussex Teaching and Learning Provision GRT Team.

To read the full service description and to find out how you can get in contact, please click the link below:

Sensory Needs Service (SNS)

The Sensory Needs Service provides support to hearing impaired (HI) and visually impaired (VI) children across all ages and ability ranges and their families. They also provide guidance to educational settings and other professionals supporting children with sensory needs.

The SNS team works directly with children and their families, pre-schools and schools to support and promote inclusion of children with hearing Impairments and visual impairments in a range of settings.

To read the full service description and to find out how you can get in contact, please click the link below:

Sibling Service (Sibs)

The Sibling Service (Sibs) provides short breaks and activity days for children aged 6 to 17 who have a brother or sister with a disability.

To read the full service description and to find out how you can get in contact, please click the link below:

Spectrum

As an additional part of CLASS, ISEND Spectrum is a free, county-wide service that helps children and young people with autism ‘aged 5–18’ to join in activities in their local community, develop their independence and build confidence in developing key life skills.

To read the full service description and to find out how you can get in contact, please click the link below:

Teaching and Learning Provision (TLP)

The ISEND Teaching and Learning Provision (TLP) provides educational support for children and young people aged 5 to 16 who are unable to attend school full-time as a result of illness or medical disability. The service also monitors the education being given to children whose parents/carers choose to educate them at home, and, offer advice and support to these parents/carers.

To read the full service description and to find out how you can get in contact, please click the link below:


To view all of the ISEND services on our East Sussex 1Space directory, please click the link below:


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