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SEND Operations Service

Page last updated: 15/09/2020

The SEND Operations Team carry out all the statutory duties for children and young people with SEND. These duties are set out in the SEND Code of Practice. These include:

There is a SEND Operations team in each of the four quadrants. Each SEND Operations team has a SEND Operations Lead:

  • Cathy Gregory leads the team in the South Quadrant
  • Tracey Nudd leads the team in the West Quadrant
  • Emily Welton leads the team in the Mid Quadrant
  • Sarah Yearley leads the time in the North East Quadrant
The SEND Operation team consists of:
  • SEND Operation Partners
  • SEND Operations Coordinators
  • SEND Operations Assistants
  • SEND Engagement Facilitators
All schools and settings have a named SEND Operations Partner and Assistant. You can find your SEND Operations partner and assistant here

SEND Operations Coordinators are responsible for EHC Needs Assessments and the 20 week process for new Education, Health and Care plans.

SEND Engagement Facilitators work with settings, schools and families to improve person-centred planning. 

Contact the SEND Operations Team

​Mid Essex: Braintree, Chelmsford, Halstead and Maldon

Telephone: 0333 013 9949

Email: EHCRequestMid@essex.gov.uk

 

North East Essex: Colchester and Tendring

Telephone: 0333 013 7667

Email: sendoperations.ne@essex.gov.uk

 

South Essex: Basildon, Billericay, Brentwood, Castle Point, Rochford, Wickford

Telephone: 0333 013 4736

Email: EHCRequestSouth@essex.gov.uk

 

West Essex: Epping, Harlow and Uttlesford

Telephone: 0333 013 9911

Email: westsas@essex.gov.uk​