The Virtual School Sensory Support (VSSS) works across Norfolk with children and young people, age 0-25 years old, who have a sensory loss and are in education.
Sensory loss includes:
We commission the VSSS to provide a service to children and young people with a sensory loss, who are in compulsory education, but not post 16.
Post 16 providers can commission VSSS, through a service level agreement, to provide support.
The Virtual School Sensory Support's mission statement is:
'To champion the education of children and young people with a sensory loss, through delivery of comprehensive and flexible support to them and their families to help them develop high aspirations and reach their full potential.'
The VSSS works in homes and educational settings. They work closely with health, specialist speech and language therapists and social care, from diagnosis.
The VSSS employs a range of professionals to work with children and young people with sensory loss. These include:
There are various school options for children and young people with sensory loss, including specialist resources bases. On occasion children and young people will need to attend an out of county setting.
The VSSS has an open referral system. Referral guidance and forms can be found on the Virtual School Sensory Support website.
We provide the service.
Sensory Support Centre
148 Woodside Road