How do learners get AWE team support, and can I self-refer to the AWE team?
Most learners come to the AWE team after a school has made a referral to the Council’s Social and Emotional and Mental Health Panel (SEMHP).
Before a school applies to the SEMHP for support and advice, they need to ask the child’s parents / carers for their consent to do so. AWE is one of the possible ways the Local Authority can offer extra support.
Sometimes, AWE learners will already be known to the Inclusion Team and be receiving support via ‘Out Of School Tuition’ (OOST) and the AWE team may form part of their bespoke pastoral support plan (PSP) to help support them back to a fuller and broader learning offer in a phased and gradual way.
Other learners may already be known to the AWE team because they are ‘Electively Home Educated’ (EHE) and have learning or support needs which the Council can facilitate in some way such as through the Welsh Government Grant.