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Supporting Children in Kent with Special Educational Needs and Disability

Early Years LIFT During COVID-19

Information about Early Years LIFT during COVID-19

Due to the current COVID-19 circumstances Sevenoaks STLS will be holding virtual Early Years LIFT meetings for any referrals received on the same days as Early Years LIFT would normally take place. If a setting has a referral to discuss please email the referral to the STLS Business Support Assistant rather than post to Valence School, as we are able to accept referrals and any additional documentation that is appropriate via email for the time being. Please can referrals and additional documentation be password protected if possible.

Sevenoaks STLS appreciate due to the current situation it may not be possible for SENCOs to have parents/carers sign the agreement to engage form as normal so we are able to accept verbal consent from parents/carers  following an initial conversation about the Early Years LIFT process and parents/carers have agreed to an Early Years LIFT request being made. The verbal consent should be recorded by the SENCO and the parent/carer should follow it up with a consent email/text which the SENCO can screen shot for their records and forward with the Early Years LIFT referral.