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COVID-19 - Berkshire Sensory Consortium Service Delivery Arrangements

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The Berkshire Sensory Consortium Service (BSCS) works with children and young people (CYP) 0-25yrs who have a sensory impairment (SI). As an educational service we work in partnership with schools, colleges, early years settings and families to enable all our young people to achieve good outcomes and a positive future.

From the 5th January 2021 the government closed mainstream primary and secondary schools as well as colleges except to all pupils of key workers or vulnerable pupils including those with an Education Health and Care Plan (EHCP). For those continuing to attend school this will have been agreed with the setting and the family.

The BSCS are committed to continuing to meet the needs of our sensory impaired young people during the COVID -19 pandemic and are aware of how the current circumstances can significantly impact on their vulnerability as learners. The academic attainment nationally of young people with sensory impairment is overall below their peers and their social and emotional wellbeing is of concern. Language and communication, habilitation and independence are all vital skills that children with sensory impairment may struggle to develop without additional support.

The specialist BSCS staff are continuing to offer remote teaching and in exceptional circumstances some visits to settings in line with the individual risk assessments.

This guidance, available in the downloads section, must be read with the BSCS safeguarding and Child Protection Policy which can be found on the BSCS website under policies.

Who to contact

Berkshire Sensory Consortium Service
01628 796786


This information has been collected from third party providers therefore the Slough Family Information Service website and Slough Borough Council cannot accept responsibility for the accuracy of this information and recommends that parents, carers, young people, residents and professionals check with providers regarding DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service) and OFSTED registrations and CQC registrations