Requests for Intervention Placement

District 1, 2 and 4 Multi Agency Planning Panel (MAPP) Meetings are held every half term to discuss pupil intervention placements.

In order to ensure that provision accessed is fair, equitable and in the best interests of any child Districts 1, 2 and 4 have established a Multi-Agency Planning Panel, to review and make recommendations on pupils accessing short term intervention placement provision. The MAP Panel includes headteacher representatives for each district, representatives for the LA and key staff from Stepping Stones Short Stay School.  

The panel aims to minimise transitions within a child’s education and offer the best support possible in order to prevent exclusions, however sometimes intervention placements are necessary to support the child’s social, emotional and mental health needs.

The structure of an intervention placements is 12 weeks of support – 4 days a week at Stepping Stones Short Stay School and 1 day a week at the child’s mainstream school. This gives the child access to a small group setting with a high level of staff expertise in supporting children with social, emotional and mental health difficulties. Staff will implement agreed individual educational provision in order to aim for the child to reintegrate back to their mainstream provision by the end of the intervention placement.

Key adults from the child’s mainstream school are expected to visit Stepping Stones during the intervention placement to see the strategies being used in action. The one day per week at their mainstream school is for the child to keep in contact with their school and maintain relationships.

The 12 week intervention placement is followed by a short structured reintegration back to the mainstream school. Stepping Stones will provide supported visits during this reintegration period. A report and further recommendations will be provided at the end of the intervention placement with an agreed reintegration programme.

The panel may recommend alternatives to an intervention placement, such as commissioning specialist input from other services, which may include the additional outreach programmes that Stepping Stones can offer. If the panel decline to offer intervention placement then further recommendations will need to be put in place, which will be reviewed at the next panel meeting, if intervention placement continues to be requested.

NB: The Lead DSG from each District will inform schools on the outcomes of intervention placement requests.

MAPP Dates – Requests for intervention placements to be submitted 2 weeks prior to the MAPP meetings

Last Date to Submit Request Date of MAPP
25/04/2023 09/05/2023
20/06/2023 04/07/2023
05/09/2023 19/09/2023
31/10/2023 14/11/2023
16/01/2024 23/01/2024
27/02/2024 12/03/2024
30/04/2024 14/05/2024
25/06/2024 09/07/2024

See below to download ‘Request for a Placement’ document

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