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Targeted services provide support aimed at particular groups of children, but often from within universal (or mainstream) services.
Team around the child
Team Around the Child is a model of service provision in which a range of different practitioners come together to help and support an individual child. The model is not about a multi-disciplinary team that is located together or who work together all the time; but rather a group of professionals working together only when needed to help one particular child. It is a 'virtual' team. Practitioners will find themselves working with a range of different colleagues at different times to support different children.
Team Around the Child places the emphasis on the needs of the child, rather than on organisations or service providers.
Team around the child meetings
“Team around the child” meetings bring together people concerned with a particular child
or young person to make sure that they are working together to give the best help they can,
using the Common Assessment Framework to find out what help is needed. (These meetings might include a health visitor, children’s centre worker, teacher, teaching assistant, school nurse, or others who provide help.) The parent and/or child or young person should always be invited to the meeting.
This is a plan devised following the Year 9 annual review of a statement of special educational needs, and updated at subsequent annual reviews. The purpose of the plan is to draw together information from a range of individuals within and beyond the school, in order to plan coherently for the young person's transition to adult life. Transition plans may also be devised for young people with special educational needs but without statements, where it is considered appropriate.
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