(Multi-agency Identification and Support in the Early Years)
Lynne Juniper, Specialist Senior, Education Psychologist, Chandos House
MAISEY (Multi Agency Intervention and Support in Early Years) meetings Letter and Consent Form - Autumn 2011
Who will be at the meeting?
The Multi-Agency Intervention and Support Team will have representatives from many services and may include:
A Health Visitor
A Speech anf Language Therapist
An Occupational Therapist
A Foundation Stage Adviser
An Educational Psychologist
An Area SENCo
A Senior Portage Home Visitor
An Advisory teacher from the Sensory, and Medical Support team
A Social Care Representative
A Casework Officer from County Hall
The meeting will generally be chaired by a member of the Education Services.
What are the meetings for?
In Somerset there are many services available to children from birth to five years with Special Educational Needs.
The role of MAISEY meetings is to make sure that all the different agencies are brought together to look at your child's needs and to ensure that the services and provision are looked at together
The progress of individual children will be discussed in separate meetings to which parents will be invited.
What will be discussed?
The topics discussed will include:
Identying children who may need extra help. The aim is that support will be provided within a term of the need being identified.
Making sure we are all aware of the different services your child requires.
Identication of the lead person for the school entry plan and to monitor children's transition into preschool and into school settings.
Many different children are discussed and so it is not possible for parents to be present. We will only discuss your child with your agreement and give you feedback that would support the next steps.
For further information please contact your local MAISEY administrator at one of the following Multiprofessional Area bases:-
Mendip: SCC, CYPD, Education & Individual Services
Priory Medical Centre, 2nd Floor
Somerset Coast: Chandos House
6 Castle Street
South Somerset: Buckland House
8 Buckland Road
Penmill Trading Estate
Taunton, The Holway Centre
Wellington Byron Road
& Wiveliscombe: Taunton
MAISEY Handbook provides information about the organisation purpose and running of these multi-agency meetings.
School Entry Plans
School Entry plans form part of MAISEY. The aim is to ensure smooth transistion to pre-school settings into school.
Pre-School Entry Plans
Pre-School entry plans form part of MAISEY, the aim is to ensure smooth transition into pre-school settings.