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This describes the process or act of intervening when a child or young person, of whatever age, first shows signs of having difficulties. Early intervention aims to ensure that individuals receive the help they need as soon as possible, thereby preventing a problem escalating and becoming more difficult to deal with. It is often used when referring to action in relation to a child in their "early years" but it is not exclusively confined to that age group. It can refer to prompt action at any point designed to address emerging difficulties.
This is a term used within education, generally to refer to children (or provision for children) within the age range 0-7 years. However, it is also sometimes used more narrowly to refer to the pre-reception years, or under-fives, or to those settings, such as nurseries, where preschool children are cared for and educated.
Early Years Action
Early Years Action refers to the programme of individualised support drawn up and taken by the school when any child is identified as having special educational needs. It is part of the graduated response to meeting a child's special educational needs in an early years setting, as set out in the Special Educational Needs (SEN) Code of Practice. It will normally involve implementation of an Individual Education Plan on behalf of the child.
Early years Action Plus
Early Years Action Plus is triggered when a child continues to make little or no progress despite having received extra support through Early Years Action. It is part of the graduated response to meeting a child's special educational needs in an early years setting, as set out in the Special Educational Needs (SEN) Code of Practice. Early Years Action Plus involves the provision of advice or support from outside specialists; a new Individual Education Plan will normally be drawn up.
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EBD (Emotional and behavioural difficulties)
Education otherwise is a term used to refer to the education of children outside the formal school system. It covers education provided by a local authority in circumstances where a child is unable to attend school (for medical reasons, for example), as well as education provided by (or arranged by) parents completely outside the school system, which is known as 'elective home education'.
Education Supervision Order
An education supervision order is an order made by a family court under section 36 of the Children Act 1989 to ensure that a child attends school and receives a full-time education. The order will be made on the application of a local authority and effectively puts the child under the supervision of the local authority (the 'supervisor' will normally be an education welfare officer).
Emergency Protection Order
An emergency protection order is a court order, granted under section 44 of the Children Act 1989. It is used to secure the immediate safety of a child by removing the child to a place of safety, or by preventing the child's removal from a place of safety.
The court may make the order if there is reasonable cause to believe that the child is likely to suffer significant harm if he or she is not removed to accommodation (ie a place of safety), or does not remain in the place of safety (eg a hospital) where he or she currently is.
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Emotional and behavioural difficulties (EBD)
Emotional literacy is “The capacity for recognising our own feelings and those of others, for motivating ourselves, and for managing emotions well in ourselves and in our relationships.”
Supporting mental wellbeing found on page 8 of the Children and Young People’s Plan
Every Child Matters outcomes
The government’s “Every Child Matters” programme identifies fives outcomes to be achieved for all children & young people:
• Be healthy
• Stay safe
• Enjoy & achieve
• Make a positive contribution
• Achieve economic wellbeing
Evidence-based practice can be described as the systematic use of the best available evidence of what works when reaching decisions about how best to treat, care for or support patients and clients. Crucially, evidence-based practice involves the integration of the individual practitioner or clinician's expertise with the best available evidence from research, as well as with the preferences of the individual client or patient.
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Extended Schools/Extended Services in and around schools
Extended Schools offer a range of services and activities, often beyond the school day, to help meet the needs of children and young people, their families and the wider community.
The aim is for all schools to be ‘extended schools’ by 2010, providing access to a ‘core offer’ of services and activities:
• childcare from 8am to 6pm, available all year round;
• varied and interesting activities for children - including to support non-academic forms of achievement;
• parenting support - including parent engagement with education and parental outreach;
• wider community access to ICT, sports and arts facilities;
• access to specialist support services, such as child and family health.
We are always trying to improve our glossary so if you can add to or correct a definition that we have provided or want to suggest another term to include in the glossary, please contact us
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