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Barnsley Education Inclusion Services

The service provides support for education settings and services. The support is for children and young people aged  0-25 years. It is for those who have identified special educational needs and/or disabilities. The team is made up of psychologists, specialist teachers and practitioners. They have experience of working with children, young people and families in a wide range of contexts.

They help education settings and services be more inclusive and understand and meet the needs of children and young people. Their aim is to create positive change for children and young people. They do this through respectful engagement with with children and young people, families, services and education settings.

Barnsley Education Inclusion Services is made up of the 4 teams below.

Educational Child and Community Psychology (ECCP) Service

The service delivers educational psychology services across Barnsley. We value the strong relationships with the schools/settings and agencies we work with.  When an Education Health and Care needs assessment is agreed, we provide the statutory psychological advice to the local authority. 

SCI are a team of professionally trained specialist teachers and practitioners who provide support in schools and Early Years (EY) settings for children who have an identified social communication and interaction need or a diagnosis of autism. For more information click here

 Hearing Support and Vision Support Service

We offer a range of specialised support to meet the needs of children and young people with a vison and/or hearing loss. Our aim is to support families and practitioners to remove barriers to inclusion and enable equal access to the learning environment and curriculum. We support children and young people in preparing for adulthood, promoting self-advocacy, independence and mobility. 

Portage and Early Years Area SENCO

The Portage Service works to support families of children with SEND in their home. Portage work with children with SEND, aged 0-4 who are not accessing a 15 hour or more funded place in a setting.  Portage workers work within the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) framework to establish next steps, review progress and support transition into settings. Portage can be accessed via referrals (see website) from health or education professionals. 

You can also visit the Local Offer tile 'Barnsley Education Inclusion Services' for more detailed information 

Who to contact

Contact Name
Jo Patterson
Contact Position
Lead Educational Psychologist

Where to go

Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council,
Gateway Plaza
Sackville Street
S70 2RD

Local Offer

Last updated on 01/12/2021
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