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Camden Physical Disability Outreach Service

The service focuses on the educational and social aspects of supporting a child with physical disabilities in a mainstream school setting, home and in the community and is designed to support inclusion.

This service has an important role to play in school improvement and supports schools in providing good practice. It offers training to develop access physically to the environment and academically to the curriculum.

It develops whole school ethos by working with staff on areas such as assessment and tracking of progress, PEEP training , risk assessments for school trips and social inclusion.

The service importantly supports families through and across transitions from early years through primary school and on to secondary school. It works with colleagues in health and the Disabled Children's Team in MOSAIC, the integrated service for disabled children to provide family support in school and at home.

Contact details

Contact Name
Eve Pearl
Contact Position
Physical Disabilities Outreach Specialist Teacher
Telephone
020 7681 8080
E-mail
eve.pearl@swisscottage.camden.sch.uk

Address

Activity location
Swiss Cottage School
Address
Swiss Cottage School
80
Avenue Road
London
Postcode
NW8 6HX

Further details

Ward
Swiss Cottage Ward
Last checked date
01/09/2014
Record ID
40008

Local Offer

About Local Offer
Local Offer Age Bands
Children under 5
School Age Children & Young People 5-18
Where is the service located and what areas does it cover?

The service is located at Swiss Cottage School and the Physical Disability Outreach Specialist Teacher works in schools and sees families across the local authority.

Who does your service provide for?

It provides for any child aged 3-11 with a substantial and long term physical disability likely to impact on social, emotional ,physical and educational development and normal daily activities attending a mainstream educational setting. The child may have other needs too but the prime disability should be physical.

How can a child or young person start using the service?

A parent, carer, health professional as well as schools can make direct contact.

A referral form can be obtained from Eve Pearl, PD Outreach specialist teacher at eve.pearl@swisscottage.camden.sch.uk mobile: 07472 898685 There is no charge for this service.

How are decisions made about eligibility for your service?

Eligibility is made according to the above criteria for referral, for children with long term physical disability.

How do you communicate with service users and how are they involved in decision making/planning?

A leaflet about the service will be available in all mainstream early years settings and mainstream nursery and primary schools. Leaflets can also be obtained from the service itself by contacting eve.pearl@swisscottage.camden.sch.uk The service will be establishing a Camden wide parental forum where training events will be offered. Views of service users will be sought and welcomed. Schools will be asked to complete an evaluation form on completion of a programme of intervention.

Is your service fully accessible?

The PD Outreach Service is fully accessible – the specialist teacher will visit the child/family at home and at school.

What training have the staff supporting children and young people with SEND had/or will be they be getting?

Staff supporting a child with Physical Disability will have received Moving & Handling training and will have been involved in developing the Manual Handling Plan for the school day. ,Physio and OT services will work directly with the member of staff and child to place appropriate therapies and resources in place. The PD Outreach specialist teacher will work with the school to ensure that everything is in place to support the transition and inclusion of that child into the school setting which may involve training.

Who should a service user contact if they want to raise a concern or complain about something?

In the first instance a school concern or complaint should be directed to the school SENDCo or Headteacher. If the concern is about therapies it should go to the Health service provider . Any other concerns or complaints should come directly to the PD Outreach service to: eve.pearl@swisscottage.camden.sch.uk

Who can a parent carer/young person contact for further information?

Further information can be obtained from: Eve Pearl Camden PD Outreach Service eve.pearl@swisscottage.camden.sch.uk m. 07472 898685

The Local Offer is a free and impartial service provided by Camden Local Authority. Any service or provider mentioned in this Local Offer, does not represent a recommendation or endorsement of the service or quality of the service provided. You are responsible for undertaking your own checks to determine suitability of the service and provider.

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