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SEN assessment and placement service

The SEN Assessment and Placement Service fulfils Kent County Council's statutory duties in relation to special educational needs and disabilities (SEND), particularly in relation to SEN assessments

The service
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  • monitors Child and young person progress via annual review specialist placements.
  • Statements of SEN and EHC Plans
  • where and EHC Plan is issued it will monitor the progress of the child or young person via annual review
  • where a statutory assessment is conducted it will make a decision as to whether an EHC Plan is issued.
  • makes decisions about whether to conduct a statutory assessment, ensures annual reviews take place.

Since September 2014, the service is responsible for fulfilling duties arising from the Children and Families Act 2014 and the revised SEND Code of Practice. The legislation expects better information for, and greater involvement by, parents and pupils.

North Kent
Joynes House, New Road, Gravesend, Kent, DA11 0AT
Tel: 03000 41 93 45 or email:

South Kent
Kroner House, Eurogate Business Park, Ashford, Kent, TN24 8XU
Tel: 03000 42 08 89 or email:

East Kent
Brook House, Reeves Way, Whitstable, Kent, CT5 3SS
Tel: 03000 42 11 60 or email:

West Kent
Worrall House, 30 Kings Hill Avenue, West Malling, Kent, ME19 4AE
Tel: 03000 42 09 97 or email:

Supported internships
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The Department for Education has produced advice about supported internships for further education colleges, sixth forms in academies, maintained and non-maintained schools, independent specialist providers, other providers of study programmes and local authorities.

A supported internship is one type of study programme specifically aimed at young people aged 16-24 who have a statement of special educational needs, a Learning Difficulty Assessment, or an EHC plan, who want to move into employment and need extra support to do so.

Independent support for parents and young people
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