Derby SENCO Advice Line
Derby SAL is an early advice line targeted at SENCOs to help meet the needs of children and young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) or suspected SEND, as early as possible.
What can Derby SAL help me with?
Derby SAL provides a safe space to talk and the opportunity to reflect on both individual cases and whole school or setting issues related to SEND. The team can help explore the best options for service support and identify the most appropriate resources available.
Derby SAL offer:
- information and advice regarding SEND thresholds, the application of the Graduated Approach or Derby’s Support offer
- assistance to plan next steps, alternative interventions and strategies or to test your thinking on cases where you may be struggling to meet a child’s needs, there is a risk exclusion or crisis or you are planning for successful transition
- access to expert advice and guidance through our wider network of support - including holistic provision outside of education for example, health, social care and Local Offer partners.
The Derby SAL officers will work through a series of questions with you to gain insight on the nature of the case to help promote the best discussion and achieve the best outcomes.
How can I access it?
The team are available from 9.30am to 5.30pm from Monday to Friday.