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Ofsted and the Care Quality Commission (CQC) will carry out jointly, an inspection of our local area. The Inspection will evaluate Torbay Borough Council local area’s effectiveness in identifying and meeting the needs of, and improving outcomes for, children and young people who have special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND) from Monday 15 November to Friday 19 November 2021. You can read the full letter here

A statutory assessment is a process where information is collected from the parents, child/ or young person and professionals. This then allows us to gain a clear picture of the education, health and care needs of the child / or young person.

Applications

A request for statutory assessment can be made by a parent, young person or requested by a child's or young person’s education setting (school, early years setting or college) by downloading and completing the request form.

Parents – RSA/App A
Parental request for the local authority to consider a statutory assessment of special educational needs
Young People – RSA/App A and F
Young persons request for the local authority to consider a statutory assessment of special educational needs
Early Years settings - RSA/AppB
Request from Early Years setting for the LA to consider statutory assessment
Educational settings - RSA/AppB
Request from educational setting for the LA to consider statutory assessment
Views of the child or young person - AppF including One Page Profile
Views of the child / young person for EHC assessement.
School With PFA - App B RSA
Request from educational setting for the LA to consider statutory assessment

Guidance

There is a guidance document available to assist parents and guardians with this process.

Guidance Criteria
Information on guidance criteria for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND)
Requesting a Statutory Assessment
SEN Information for parents
Torbay’s Guidance and Descriptors for SEND Support (A Graduated Response)
Response to providing equality of opportunity across all educational settings within the fragmented education system.
One Page Profile guidance
Guidance notes for completing the One Page Profile form
Education setting Guidance with PFA - App B/RSA
Guidance on completing the educational settings RSA/App B
PFA Outcomes Library
Writing Outcomes and Provisions for PFA
Blank Education, Health and Care (EHC) Plan
Blank Education, Health and Care Plan template with guidance notes
PFA Prompt Sheet years 9 to 11
Preparing for adulthood prompt sheet for years 9 to 11
PFA Prompt Sheet post 16 years
Preparing for adulthood prompt sheet post 16 years old
PFA Exemplar for years 9 to 11
Desired long term outcomes to start considering preparing for adult hood outcomes

Further Information: