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Supporting special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) - templates, referral forms and reports

Templates, referral forms and reports that professionals can use when supporting children and young people aged 0-25 with special educational needs and/or disabilities.

These templates show the type of information that is required detailing what professionals know about a child/young person. The advice provided should be used by the setting when requesting an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHC) assessment, and/or reviewing an existing EHC plan. Settings submitting a request for Top Up funding should complete the new Educational Advice template.

Referral forms

Early years 

Request for assessment

Referrals to services

Speech and language referral forms are available on North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust's Speech and language therapy for children page.

The Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) across County Durham and Darlington has a single point of access for referrals and self-referrals to CAMHS services. To contact the team email or call 0300 123 9296.

Visit the County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust website for details about referring to Children's Occupational Therapy.

* Please note that parents/carers must sign the request, and consent to share the forms. Head Teachers must counter-sign the request form if the child/young person is referred by their setting.

Contact us
SEND, Looked After and Vulnerable Groups Casework Team
03000 265 878
Our address is:
  • Children and Young People's Services
  • County Hall
  • Durham
  • County Durham
  • United Kingdom
  • DH1 5UJ