Target schools receiving Strands 1 – 4 via the enhanced offer will not have access to Strand 5 the year they are supported by ECASS.

The ECASS Strand 5 Pupil Referral and Triage Pathway is now open for trial. Via Strand 5, all Enfield schools will be able to refer up to 4 pupils who they suspect have speech, language and communication difficulties. This pathway will involve a number of steps detailed in the flow chart link below. The process aims to assess both the needs of the child and how the ECASS team and school can work together to best support them.
·       The ECASS  panel will only consider fully completed referrals. The panel will triage all referrals under the same ECASS criteria. Those that meet the criteria will then be prioritised into date order based on when the referral was received. During our pilot period, we will operate on a first come, first serve basis for face-to-face SALT assessments (Support Package A). Once the team have reached capacity for face-to-face sessions, the remainder of the triaged referrals will be supported by our SALT led drop-in surgeries (Support Package B).
  • Our aim is to provide a service which is equitable for all children and young people. The outcome of this pilot will help the ECASS team to structure an effective Strand 5 service delivery, which meets the evolving needs of the borough’s children and young people.
  • Please ensure that you follow each step within the referral pathway before submitting your evidence to the ECASS referral email. Each referral will be carefully considered at the ECASS Strand 5 Panel before a decision to accept the referral will be made.
ECASS Strand 5 Referral Email:
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