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.

Please see the links below for more information

Important: EHC assessment forms should be returned to the relevant Family Services Team, the details are within the referral form itself (Do not send to the Early Years and Childcare Service).

Early Learning Together (ELT) referral

This service is provided by Suffolk County Council’s Health and Children’s Centre Service.

Early Learning Together is a home or group based early education service for children who, for any reason need extra support to learn and develop. The service is for babies from six months until they start their free early education at either age two or three years.

Early Learning Together referrals should be made by the family’s health visitor, paediatrician, family support practitioner or social worker. Please see the link below for more information and the referral form.

ELT Information and referral form

For ELT enquiries email: [email protected] 

Educational Psychology Service

Educational Psychology Referral information