Special Educational Needs (SEN) Team

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The SEN team takes on many different roles for children and young people aged 0-25 with Special Educational Needs or Disabilities (SEND), who are Southwark residents.
This includes,

  • Processing Education, Health, Care (EHC) assessment requests
  • Carrying out EHC needs assessments when required
  • Co-producing, writing and issuing EHC Plan's for those who are assessed as requiring an EHC Plan
  • Identifying, consulting and liaising with education and training placements
  • Attending annual review meetings and processing annual review outcomes
  • Working collaberatively with families, education settings and health and social care services.

Telephone: 0207 525 4278
Email: SEN@southwark.gov.uk

To request an assessment of education, health and care (EHC) needs, click this link to view information about the process and to view a guide of how to request an EHC assessment. 

The service is funded by Southwark Council and is a statutory part of the Councils Children’s and Adults Team so it is a free service. The service is confidential and you will be asked for permission for us to speak with professionals on your behalf/share information.

The council is committed to providing a free translation and interpreting service to those residents who need it to access essential council services and who cannot get help from family and friends.

The service has access to experienced interpreters and translators in over 70 languages, covering all communication needs including language, face-to-face and telephone interpreting, and the provision of important information in large print, audio and Braille.

Telephone interpreting service is available at short notice and can be requested by contacting your EHC Plan Coordinator. Alternatively, if you do not know the name of your coordinator, you can contact the team by email SEN@southwark.gov.uk or phone 0207 525 4278.

We have updated our privacy notice in line with the new laws on data protection – the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR).

The legislation requires us to be fair and transparent with people when collecting and using their personal information. To comply with the legislation, the SEND Privacy Notice applies to all families & young people who need our services. This explains how personal information is going to be used, what for, who it might be shared with and why.

The information you provide helps us to support you/your child and make sure that we meet our legal duties and responsibilities.

This information includes personal characteristics, details of special educational needs and/or disabilities, educational provision, medical information and details of the services we provide.
You can read the updated privacy notice by clicking here. Alternatively, if you have any queries you can email us: sen@southwark.gov.uk