Young People with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) in Youth Custody - Referral Pathway

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Child or young person known to Youth Offending Service and at risk of receiving a custodial sentence
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Youth Offending Service, Education, Training and Employment Officer notifies SEND Locality Manager of child /young person
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SEND Locality Manager advises Youth Offending Service Education, Training and Employment Officer whether child or young person has a EHCP or known SEND

NB: if no EHCP but has known SEND – SEND Locality Manager to notify any Local Authority Specialist Support Service(s) involved with the child or young person.

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Child or young person with EHCP receives a custodial sentence – Education, Training & Employment Officer advises SEND Locality Manager of length of sentence and where placed
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SEND Locality Manager must send copy EHCP to Education, Training & Employment Officer, Young Offender Institution and NHS (within 5 working days)
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SEND Locality Manager and Education, Training & Employment Officer liaise re Young Offender Institution sentence planning meeting (to take place within 10 days of date of sentence) to ensure provision can be met at Young Offender Institution


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