Golden Binder Update October 2018

The following forms/templates have been updated and are available to download below. Please ensure that these versions are used from this point onwards.

Below is a description of what has changed in each form:

Annual Review Form (AR1)

  • Wording - removed all references of "statement" 
  • Dates - have added DD/MM/YY unfortunately we receive some reviews back which are dated Summer 2018 etc 
  • Health and Social Care Questionnaire - this questionnaire will provide support to Health and Social Care professionals so that they can triage and sent to appropriate teams who will then provide us some advice. 
  • Provision Map - we have removed this and replaced this with a Summary of Intervention (description is on the summary).
  • Sign off sheet - added a separate boxes so that you have to make it clearer whether you are changing needs/provisions and outcomes. If there are changes then we may want to consider changing them at the next Key Stage Transfer - wording has been added to ask this question and added the views of the parents/YP separately.
  • Electronically - we need this electronically in a word format to support us when there are changes to the EHCP

School Request form (NA1)

  • Consent - we have added some notes on to consent so that parents are aware that they are giving us permission to assess their child and obtain reports as part of the assessment.
  • Provision Map - we have removed this and replaced this with a Summary of Intervention (description is on the summary).
  • Health and Social Care Questionnaire - as above 
  • Electronically - we need this electronically in a word format to support us when there are changes to the EHCP.

FE and College Request form (NA2)

  • Consent - we have added some notes on to consent so that parents are aware that they are giving us permission to assess their child and obtain reports as part of the assessment.
  • Provision Map - we have removed this and replaced this with a Summary of Intervention. Description is on the summary.
  • Electronically - we need this electronically in a word format to support us when there are changes to the EHCP.

If you have any enquiries about the forms please contact the SEND Team.

  

A resource has been created by the Parent Forum working with Achieving for Children (AfC) and representatives from Health, Social Care, Schools, Early Years and Post 16 to create a complete set of guidance documents relating to “Support for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND)”. The resource is nicknamed the “Golden Binder”.  Every Early Years setting, school SENCo and special school in Richmond and Kingston should have a copy, as well as all key professionals involved with the EHCP process.  The resource can be viewed and downloaded from this page. 

The content in the binder is jointly owned by a group of professionals, parents and AfC staff who are jointly responsible for keeping it up to date and ensuring that any changes are made with the knowledge and in consultation with all the other teams and functions that are involved. If you have any comments or feedback on the guidance in these chapters then please use the Local Offer "Contact Us" page to feedback. The comments will be reviewed and changes made twice a year.

The Golden Binder contains all the guidance, forms and templates to be used for:

  • Requesting an Education, Health and Care (EHC) Needs Assessment for the first time, and
  • the Education, Health and Care Plan templates to be used by SEN, Education, Health and Social Care professionals and to be completed with a family once it has been agreed that a plan is needed. 
  • Transferring a statement to an Education, Health and Care Plan
  • Reviewing Education, Health and Care Plans

We recommend that the accompanying guidance is referred to when completing requests for a EHC Needs Assessment or completing the Education, Health and Care Plan templates. This guidance is contained in the relevant chapters of the Golden Binder.

All the guidance, forms and templates which form the contents of the Golden Binder are listed and available for download on this page. The Golden Binder is regularly reviewed and it is important that current practice is followed and the latest templates and forms are used.  For this reason we recommend that the latest templates are downloaded from this site each time they are required. Please continue to scroll down this page to see the latest templates.  

 
 
The Golden Booklet is the shorter, easy read version of the Golden Binder.
 

Download the Golden Booklet (pdf)

 

Forms numbered NA1 - 4  above are for requesting an Education, Health and Care (EHC) Needs Assessment for the first time.

The separate Provision Map - Form PM should be used to support a needs assessment request.

You should send requests with attachments to the following address: 

Address: SEND Team, c/o Achieving for Children, Guildhall 2, Kingston, KT1 1EU

Email: for Kingston sen-rbk@achievingforchildren.org.uk or for Richmond ​ sen-lbr@achievingforchildren.org.uk

Phone: 020 8547 5872

 

The following Education, Health and Care Plan templates are to be used by SEN, Education, Health and Social Care professionals and to be completed with a family once it has been agreed that a plan is needed.

For inspiration and examples to help families complete Section A visit:

Education, Health and Care Plan Section A - capturing the voice of your child or young person 

The following templates and forms are to be used during an annual review.