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ACRONYMS

ADD

Attention Deficit Disorder

ADHD

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

AS

Asperger Syndrome

ASC

Autistic Spectrum Condition

ASD

Autistic Spectrum Disorder

BESD

Behavioural, Emotional and Social Difficulties

CAF

Common Assessment Framework

CAMHS

Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services

CIN

Child in Need

CoP

Code of Practice

CP

Child Protection

CYP

Children and Young People

DDA

Disability Discrimination Act

EAL

English as an Additional Language

EHCP

Education Health Care Plan

EP

Educational Psychologist

EYFS

Early Years Foundation Stage

EWO

Educational Welfare Officer

FOS

Friends of School

FSM

Free School Meals

GLD

Global Learning Delay

HI

Hearing Impaired

HLTA

Higher Level Teaching Assistant

IEP

Individual Education Plan

IRP

Independent Review Panel

LAC

Looked After Children

LARM

Locality Allocation and Review Meeting

LDD

Learning Difficulties and  Disabilities

LO

Learning Offer

LSCB

Local Safeguarding Children Board

MARAG

Multi Agency Referral Action Group

MLD

Moderate Learning Difficulty

ODD

Oppositional Defiant Disorder

OT

Occupational Therapist

PDA

Pathological Demand Avoidance

PEP

Personal Education Plan (for looked after children)

PLP

Personal Learning Plan

PMLD

Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulties

PP

Pupil Premium

PSHE

Personal, Social and Health Education

RAD

Reactive Attachment Disorder

RAISEonline

Reporting and Analysis for Improvement through School Self Evaluation

SALT

Speech and Language Therapy

SDQ

Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire

SEAL

Social and Emotional Aspects of Learning

SEND

Special Educational Needs and Disabilities

SENCo

Special Educational Needs Coordinator

SLCN

Speech, Language and Communication Needs

SLD

Severe Learning Difficulty

SLT

School Leadership Team

SM

Selective Mutism (formerly known as elective mutism)

SPaG

Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar

SpLD

Specific Learning Difficulty

SPDs

Sensory Processing Disorders

SSL

School Safeguarding Lead

START

Statutory Assessment Resources Team

TA

Teaching Assistant / Teacher Assessment

TAC

Team Around the Child

TAF

Team Around the family (when CAF is about whole family)

TFF

Together for Families

VI

Visually Impaired


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