Glasgow Psychological Service

Putting Psychology into Practice

Staged Intervention

Glasgow City Council uses its Staged Intervention Framework to ensure that children and young people have their needs met in an open, fair and consistent way. Staged Intervention reflects the fact that children and young people who face barriers to their learning and wellbeing require differing levels of support and intervention. Staged Intervention is essential in order to plan for and organise additional support for learning within establishments and learning communities, local Improvement Groups, clusters and indeed, citywide. Staged Intervention also helps to ensure greater consistency across establishments in assessing and providing for children and young people with additional support needs.

Staged Intervention means that children and young people receive support at the right level in order to meet their needs. The forms of support required by individuals vary across and even within, stages. Most children/young people with additional support needs receive the level of support described at Stage 1. With appropriate support, they progress to the point where they no longer require additional support. In contrast, a small number of children and young people require high levels of support from an early age and continue to need the level of support described at Stage 4 throughout their education and development.  Partner services and appropriate agencies engage with educational services in providing assessment and support to children/young people at Stages 3 and 4. The school may also seek advice from partner services and agencies about children and young people requiring support at Stages 1 and 2. The Learning Community Joint Support Team (LCJST) is the appropriate forum for both multi-agency advice and decision making regarding support for a child or young person’s needs.



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