Current Provision – January 2021
Due to the current situation with COVID19; the Sensory Support Service is continuing to provide a blended model with both face to face and remote support being provided. In line with the current lockdown staff are working with families and settings to provide support as much as possible remotely and only do face to face visits when it is crucial to do so.
Face to face support will only be provided within settings and has been prioritised in the following ways:
- Provision stated in Education Health and Care Plans that cannot be provided remotely
- Carry out crucial assessments including statutory assessments
- Essential specific interventions that cannot be provided remotely and require immediate implementation
However, if members of staff need to self-isolate, are shielding or need to care for their children who are self-isolating, they will revert to remote support during the isolation period.
Risk assessments have been carried out, members of staff will check with each setting their COVID procedures before they visit, use PPE appropriate for the activities carried out and adhere to strict hygiene procedures.
We will aim to visit one setting per day but if we are visiting a second setting on the same day we will inform them and use additional PPE and/or change clothing. We may do two visits a day to address any priorities such as sorting equipment, carrying out statutory assessments, new referrals or if there has been a change in condition. We are not carrying out home visits for early years children and we will try to meet families in alternative settings.
We continue providing online training for teaching assistants and cerebral vision impairment training.
Any queries please contact us on
T. 0117 9038441 / 2 / 3 or
Dr Joao Roe (Head of Service)