At this critical time in a child or young person’s life there are a number of services offering help or advice to ensure that children & young people have a smooth transition into nursery/childcare, primary school and then secondary school.
The Educational Psychology Service is committed to facilitating and supporting improved educational, social, personal and community outcomes for children and young people in Knowsley.
Knowsley Special Sector Partnership are a partnership of 7 specialist school settings, catering for the needs of some of the most needy, vulnerable and challenging pupils from across Knowsley.
Children or young people could have problems with their physical development, intellectual development, learning, behaviour, emotional wellbeing and social skills at some point in their lives and may require support or advice from one of the Knowsley Area Support Teams.
If your child attends a Knowsley school and meets the criteria set out in the Transport Policy, he/she may be eligible for free transport to school. This is usually a Merseytravel bus pass. You can see further information by looking at the SEN Home to School Transport page.
For parent/carers that are interested in Home Education there is a some information available on the Gov.UK website and also Education Otherwise can provide information and resources for home educating families and those considering home education for the first time, including guidance on home education and the law, SEN and disabilities.
The Positive Behaviour Support Service (PBSS) supports children and adults whose challenging behaviour is impacting upon their family and services around them, reducing their qualtity of life and will possibly lead to expulsion from community based services
The Sensory Impairment Service is a centrally held education service for any child with a diagnosed hearing or visual disability within the borough of Knowsley available from birth
Our School Nursing Team is available to all children and young people in Knowsley and we are here to support you with any health issues or concerns you may have up until your 19th birthday.
The Special School Nursing Team work closely with young people, their families and carers, other school staff, healthcare professionals, and the Knowsley Children with Disabilities Service, as well as private and voluntary agencies to make sure the needs of young people are met.
The Immunisation Team deliver the routine national immunisation programme for school-aged children in Knowsley
Alder Hey Children's NHS Foundation Trust have advisory appointment available to parents/carers of children diagnosed with ASD or on the Alder Hey Autism Spectrum Pathway. Further information can be found here.
Kooth.com is an online and sometimes face-to-face mental health service for children and young people 11-25 living in or attending school in, Knowsley. Young people in care living in Knowsley or young people who are from Knowsley but resident in care in another borough are welcome to use the service.