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Graduated Pathway

At Barnwood Park School, we are committed to working together and in partnership with all agencies providing services to children, young people and their families. The Graduated Pathway of Early Help and targeted support is our assessment and planning process which provides an integrated and holistic framework to support all practitioners working with children, young people and families. This applies to the whole range of needs including: 

  • Educational 

  • Social or emotional and / or disability 

  • Wider family and environmental 


The Graduated Pathway supports a whole family approach and is based on a simple Assess, Plan, Do, Review cycle. See the SEND Code of Practice 0-25 (2015) for more information. 


“All staff should be aware of the Early Help process and understand their role in it. This includes identifying emerging problems, liaising with the Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL), sharing information with other professionals to support early identification and assessment and, in some cases, acting as the lead professional in undertaking an early help assessment.” Keeping Children Safe in Education (Department for Education).