Specialist Services and Provision

Accessing Specialist Services

There is a wide spectrum of individual need, ranging from ‘universal services' provided by schools to supporting those pupils with severe and complex or acute needs who require an integrated multi-agency response.

This document provides schools with an overview of the expectations for supporting children and young people across the spectrum of needs. It includes the role of the school, Inclusion Service, outside agencies and families at the different tiers of provision.

The criteria which needs to be met in order to access outreach support along with admission to specialist provision is also detailed in the document.

The criteria relates to the three main areas of need:


  • Behavioural, emotional and social difficulties
  • Complex learning needs
  • Communication difficulties
ID: 283, revised 30/10/2017