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Schools: Specialist Services

Volume 712: debated on Tuesday 7 July 2009


Asked by

To ask Her Majesty's Government what guidance they will give to ensure universal thresholds are agreed for accessing support through specialist or targeted services in schools. [HL4631]

In the autumn, we will publish a consultation document setting out how we plan to improve early intervention by local services for children and families who need extra help. Our intention is to develop a national framework for early intervention which sets out clear systems, roles and responsibilities together with evidence-based approaches for supporting children and families in difficult circumstances. This will ensure clarity over when and how specialist or targeted services can be accessed through schools.