Information Advice and Assistance (IAA) referral

How to request support from the Early Years and Childcare Service (EYCS) for:

  • an individual child who attends your setting
  • any ‘other’ advice for your setting

Individual child referral – Parental consent – Please be aware you will need to have gained parental consent before making a referral to our service. You do not need to send us this form but it must be available if requested by a member of the EYCS.

Read the IAA guidance notes – the questions you will be asked are within the guidance notes to enable you to prepare.

 Complete the IAA referral (online form) You will be asked within the form what type of IAA referral you are making – ‘Individual child’ or ‘other’

Education, Health and Care (EHC) Needs Assessments

An Education, Health and Care (EHC) needs assessment can be requested by parents, carers, teachers or any other professional involved with a child or young person; they can also be requested by a young person over the age of 16.

You should use the EHC portal to complete your application – it allows you to log in and see the progress of your application at any time, provides secure messaging directly with your child’s named Family Services officer and helps us respond to requests and queries as quickly and efficiently as possible.

For more information and to start an application, please see the link Suffolk Local Offer | Assessments, Education, Health and Care Plans

For queries with EHCP applications or accessing the EHC portal please contact SEND Family Services EHCNA Request team by calling 01473 263688 or email [email protected].

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