Welcome to the Parent Advisory Team Thurrock (PATT)

PATT are the SENDIAS service for Thurrock. SENDIAS is the Special Educational Needs & Disability Information Advice Support Service.

Who is SENDIASS for?

PATT can work with parents/carers of children with SEND.

As a child reaches the end of compulsory school age (end of the school year they turn 16), some rights to participate in decision making about EHCPs (Education, Health and Care Plan) transfer from the parent/carer to the young person (subject to their capacity to do so).

At this stage we can work directly with the young person, although the ideal situation is that we work in partnership with both young person and parent/carer towards the desired outcomes.

The SEND (Special Educational Needs and Disability) Code of Practice states that:

The information, advice and support should be impartial and provided at arm’s length from the local authority and Clinical Commissioning Groups.