Special educational needs (SEN) advisory service

The SEN advisory teams provide support and advice about children and young people aged 0 - 25yrs for early years settings, schools and families. There are five advisory teams. For more information about these teams including contact details you can download the leaflets included in each section.

Early years SEN advisory team (0-5 years)

The early years SEN advisory team provides an early intervention and advice service for children with a wide range of special educational needs and/or disability (SEND) and their families, who are resident in Bromley or attend an early years provision in Bromley. For further information, download the parent information leaflet

For further information about the Portage service download the Bromley Portage Service leaflet

Early years SEN Inclusion funding (SENIF) may be available to support the inclusion of children with SEND to access an early years setting. 
for further information, download the SENIF information leaflet.

Early years settings (including childminders) can draw down Disability Access funding for any child attending aged 3-4 years, in receipt of Disability Living Allowance. Download the Disability Access Fund (DAF) leaflet and Disability Living Fund leaflet

Early years targeted and specialist referrals  - early years education support services for young children with special educational needs and/or disability 

Schools (4-25 years)

Inclusion support advisory team

The inclusion support advisory team provides a pre-statutory professionals' service, free of charge, to Special Educational Needs Co-ordinators (SENCOs) and inclusion leaders in mainstream primary and secondary schools to support the inclusion of Bromley children and young people with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND).

Complex needs team

The complex needs team provide specialist teacher advice and support for children and young people (CYP) 4-25 years of age with an education, health and care plan (EHCP)  in mainstream schools and the specialist sector.

Sensory support (0-19 years)

Hearing impairment

The hearing team consists of three teams, peripatetic hearing, primary deaf base at Griffins and the deaf centre at Darrick Wood School, providing continuing support for children and young people with a diagnosed hearing loss (0-19years).

Vision impairment 

The vision team provides specialist teaching and support for children and young people with a vision impairment from birth to 19 years.