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Early Years Support Panel

Purpose of the Early Years Support Panel (EYP)

The Early Years Panel aims to combine the functions previously carried out by CDT
and the Pre-school Inclusion Support Panel by improving co-ordination and planning
for birth to four year olds (up to school age) with special needs or disabilities and
moving towards greater integration of service delivery for children and families.

  • Act as a single point of reference for those who have concerns about any
    child, aged 0 to 4 (up to school entry) in the city who appears to be presenting
    with significant
  • Ensure that multi-agency assessment of a child’s needs are co-ordinated and,
    with permission from parents/carers, share information relevant to the child’s
    needs
  • Jointly plan appropriate advice, intervention and provision in support of the
    child and family
  • Monitor the needs and progress of children and review arrangements being
    made to support the child and the family
  • Monitor and review the arrangements being made to support the child’s
    transition into school in the reception year
  • Maintain an overview of the needs of cohorts of children emerging across the
    city in order to inform strategic planning of services and provision.

Click here to download the full description of the Early Years Panel

Click here to download the Early Years Panel Referral Form

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