How to make a referral

Most children, especially those with more complex needs, are referred to us by their
Paediatrician and we are able to monitor their progress and provide advice,
especially at times of transition between schools/settings. However, if you require any advice or support
from our team, please follow the referral process.

Criteria for referral:

Then Specialist Support Team will accept referrals from all
schools/settings/agencies involved in the education and care of children and
young people with physical and/or medical needs in mainstream provision, where
their diagnosis and/or condition significantly affects their ability to
effectively access the curriculum and /or the school environment independently.

Referral Process:

  • Schools should initially telephone/email the
    team to discuss the issues/concerns relating to the child or young person.
  • Then, if appropriate, a fully completed written
    referral must be completed in order to access the support of the team.
  • Please complete the form fully and return by
    email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    or return to the address below.
  • On receipt of the referral form, a member of the
    Specialist Support Team will contact you directly to discuss the referral and
    next steps.


Where there is an urgent need for support/advice please contact us directly by telephone or email.

You can download the referral form below.