The Early Years Panel (sometimes known as EYP) aims to ensure that pre-school children (age range 0 to starting school), who may have additional or special needs, have their needs identified and are supported,
The panel is a group of key people from Portsmouth City Council’s Education Department and Solent NHS Health Care Trust. It meets monthly to make sure that we are aware of children with special needs and that we have plans in place to support the children and their families.
The Early Years Panel aims to work in co-operation with parents and carers to make sure that:
- All pre-school children with special needs are identified as early as possible.
- Assessments of the children’s needs are well co-ordinated.
- Support plans for the children and their families are in place, co-ordinated and regularly reviewed.