The service offers advice and support to professionals working in Early Years and families who have children under 5 with complex needs or autism (or awaiting diagnosis).
Our services aims are to:
- offer support, advice to parents and carers provide specific training, advice and support for our early years professionals in order
- to create an inclusive learning environment
- enable children with additional needs to access an early years provision to promote holistic development
- work collaboratively with parents, carers and professionals to promote the best outcomes for children.
Our service is made up of a service manager and two home support officers that work across the borough of Lambeth. We also have a coordinator for the Children and Young People’s Disability Register (0 to 18years). Families who choose to will receive a Lambeth Liberty card which provides recognition of a disability where not obvious and also discounts from some providers.
Referrals to the Early Years SEN Service usually come from the Mary Sheridan Centre once a child has been seen by a paediatrician. We have two different pathways for referrals: complex needs and an autism pathway.
For more information our services available for parents please follow the link to the Lambeth Local offer website.
Parents moving into the borough with children with complex needs or a diagnosis of autism can discuss the support available by contacting their local children’s centre.