The Inclusion Service was established due to the large number of children with special educational needs at risk of or excluded from school within the city. The service works with families who have a child that has been permanently excluded from school or have received more than two fixed term exclusions in the past three school terms.

The aim of the project is to support parent and carers with information, advice and support around school exclusions and to offer a personalised approach to that support for those accessing the service.

"KIDS have supported my family tremendously and have made a very stressful situation easier to deal with. Although my situation is not yet resolved, I know with KIDS support, I will get help with finding the right outcome to help my family."

"I felt that our advisor was at the end of the phone when needed and gave us good advice."

How does the service work?

Exclusions can happen for a variety of reasons and we aim to help identify what the barriers and challenges are and to help put support in place to reduce the likelihood of an exclusion occurring. We work with families who have children with an identified or possible special educational need.

We understand that family’s experience difficulties that are unique to them and the challenges they face will be different for everyone. Common factors we have identified during our support have included:

  • Display of behaviour that challenges
  • Verbally or physically aggressive
  • Refuse to attend school
  • Are only in school some of the time- also known as a part-time timetable
  • Are socially isolated from their peers
  • Not completing school work or disengaged in school

This confidential service offers support, advice to help build bridges between parties which can prevent children being excluded and identify the factors that have caused or contributed to the challenges faced.

The children involved are encouraged to actively participate in school meetings and reviews related to them. Through partnership working with schools, the local authority and other partners the Inclusion Project works to identify the support requirements for vulnerable children and young people.

  • The service is free and confidential
  • Children’s and parents’ views are listened to and valued
  • Meetings with schools, parents and other agencies to promote an inclusive approach to meeting specific requirements
  • Partnership working with schools, the local authority and other partners identifies the support requirements for vulnerable children and young people
  • Children and young people are encouraged to actively participate in school meetings and reviews related to them
  • Early intervention strategies are promoted to support schools in avoiding the need to exclude
  • Advice & support is provided after gathering information from home, school and other relevant professionals
  • Information is available on request including parental guides to families who reside in Hull

Who is the service for?

The service is for families who have a child/children, 0 to 25, that has/have Special Educational Needs.


How much does it cost?

This service is free.

How to access this service:

Referrals should be made either through KIDS SENDIASS duty line Monday- Friday 9am-12pm 

  • Telephone: 01482 467541

Or through a self-referral directly to the inclusion service

Contact:


Phone: 01482 467540
Email: [email protected]