Services which support children and young people with additional needs
Schools and Families Specialist Services
Specialist teachers and teaching assistants work with children and young people with a range of complex SEND from birth to nineteen years in homes, early years settings and schools. Providing specialist assessments and interventions, including services for children and young people who are deaf, visually impaired, autistic and have cognitive learning difficulties.
For more information please contact the Senior Practitioners for the teams:
Communication and Interaction Team, Cognition and Learning Team, Sensory Team:
Telephone: 0115 854646
Early Years Team:
Telephone: 0115 8041232
Integrated Children's Disability Service (ICDS)
The Integrated Children's Disability Service (ICDS) was created in September 2016 in response to the SEND reforms from the Children and Families Act 2014. ICDS brings together colleagues from education and social care to support children and young people with disabilities aged 0 to 25 years.
The service consists of 6 teams:
- Education, Health and Care Assessment Team (Pre 16)
- Education, Health and Care Assessment Team (Post 16)
- Specialist Support Service
- Short Breaks Assessment and Review Team
- Children's Occupational Therapy Team
- Physical Disability Support Service
ICDS Education, Health, Care Assessment Pre and Post 16 Teams
The EHC Assessment Teams manage requests for EHC needs assessments and the multi-agency decision making process which determines whether the threshold for assessment has been met.
Where the threshold is met and agreement is reached that a plan is required, the team will work with the family and young person to produce an EHCP detailing the specialist education needs of the child/young person. The teams are then responsible for maintaining the plan until it ceases.
Before deciding whether to make a request for an EHCP assessment and for more information please read this advice on the Notts Help Yourself website.
Requests for EHCP assessments should be made via the EHCP digital hub.
Duty contact details for the Assessment Team:
Newark, Sherwood & Bassetlaw: icdsehcBandNSlocality@nottscc.gov.uk
Mansfield and Ashfield : icdsehcMandAlocality@nottscc.gov.uk
Broxtowe, Gedling and Rushcliffe : icdsehcBGRlocality@nottscc.gov.uk
Post 16 Assessment Team: firstname.lastname@example.org
Or telephone the duty number: 0115 804 1275
Specialist Support Team
The Specialist Support Team offers bespoke, individualised packages of support for children and young people aged 0-18 years, either within their own homes or local communities, delivered by trained / experienced support workers. The team is registered and inspected by Care Quality Commission (CQC).
The team offers:
Personal Care & Family support
- Assistance with personal and intimate care in the home
- Occupational Therapy interventions / Observations
- Sleep support and advice
- Establishing Positive routines
Specialised Short Breaks & Interventions
- Group Provision (Saturday Hubs/Holiday groups)
- Overnight Short Breaks, Home or Community
- Specialist Short Breaks at home
- Individualised support packages.
Short Breaks Assessment and Review Team
The Short Break Assessment and Review team are responsible for delivering Nottinghamshire County Council’s Short Break offer to children and young people with disabilities that do not meet the threshold for social care intervention.
The offer which was co-produced with children, young people and families in 2018, aims to enable children and young people with disabilities to participate in positive activities which promote independence as well as giving their parents and carers a break from caring. Requests to the service are via an online self- assessment which young people, parents and carers can access directly.
More information regarding Short Breaks including access to the online assessment and eligibility criteria can be found by clicking the following link: Short Breaks
Duty contact details for Short Break Assessment and Review team:
Children’s Occupational Therapy Team
The team provides specialist assessment for disabled children and young people resident in Nottinghamshire up to the age of 18, who have a permanent and substantial disability which has an adverse effect on their ability to carry out normal day to day activities within the home environment.
Occupational Therapy aims to provide support and intervention to help children and young people with disabilities develop to their full potential, considering the stage of development the child/young person has reached. It can assist with overcoming practical problems and maximising a child/young person's independence in their own home, as well as supporting parents/carers to care for their disabled child/young person safely.
Following the assessment, a range of interventions may be offered. More information regarding these can be found by clicking on the following link: ICDS OT
Duty contact details for the Occupational Therapy Team:
Telephone :0115 8041273
Physical Disability Specialist Services (PDSS)
PDSS is responsible for providing specialist advisory support and guidance to schools, pre -schools and post 16 educational settings to support the inclusion of pupils with significant physical disabilities and complex medical/health needs to access their educational setting
Telephone: 0115 8041088
Education Psychology Services
Enable improvements in the attainment and emotional health and well-being of the most vulnerable children through the application of psychology to education and child development.
Contact Charles Savage:
- telephone: 01623 433316
- email: email@example.com
SEMH (Social Emotional Mental Health Team)
The SEMH team comprises of specialist teachers and teaching assistants who provide advice and support to parents, schools and to partnerships of primary schools. The service aims to reduce fixed term suspensions, permanent exclusions and secure and strengthen the school places of the primary aged children aged three to eleven years with the most severe and complex social, emotional and mental health needs.
- Sue Sparks
- Sarah Angell
Mansfield and Sherwood District
- Alison Hardwick
- Kirsty Booth
- Liz White
Email address: Liz.firstname.lastname@example.org
- Lucie Keeling
- Julie Jones
Tel: 0115 8040974
- Zena Argent
SHENK (Broxtowe and Ashfield)
- Owen Liddington
- Clare Walker
Tel: 0115 9773025
For general enquiries please contact SEMH@nottscc.gov.uk
The Partnership team work across the county to provide advice and support to parent/carers, schools, partnerships of secondary schools and work collaboratively with other agencies with an aim to reduce fixed term suspensions and permanent exclusions.
Team Manager (Ashfield, Bassetlaw, Mansfield, Newark) -
- Julie Jones
Tel: 0115 8040974
Team Manager (Broxtowe, Gedling and Rushcliffe)
- Clare Walker
Tel: 0115 9773025
Health Related Education Service
Supports children who are unable to attend school for health related reasons, including:
- pregnant school age learners and school age mothers
- learners in hospital receiving treatment
- children who are too ill to attend school
Main office and general enquiries
Telephone: 0115 9773481
For the north of the county contact Jill Priddle:
- telephone: 0115 8043780
- email: email@example.com
For the south of the county contact Mel Loyeau:
- telephone: 0115 9774353
- email: firstname.lastname@example.org