Wednesday 26 September 2018

Teachers to have say in assistants

SECURING classroom assistants for children with behavioural needs is to be fast-tracked, with the new system taking the advice of teachers into account.

The Departments of Health and Education are working on a system which would allow teachers make the decision instead of the current practice which can result in a referral to the Child Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAHMS) and subsequent lengthy delays. The CAHMS system will remain to help children who are unwell.

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