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All young adults will have moderate to severe learning difficulties (as specified in their EHC Plan).

Young Adults may also have associated conditions such as ADHD, epilepsy, OCD and/or other health or additional

needs such as but not • limited to challenging behaviour which may be met dependent on Prior'' Court's ability to

provide the specialist support or specific environments required.

It is not an admission requirement for a young person to have an EHC Plan. However, young people with EHC Plans

and welcomed and have the statutory requirements meet as well as their care and wellbeing.

Young adults are likely to require 1:1 staffing throughout the waking day although some young adults may require a

flexible level of support to meet their assessed needs. The number of young adults requiring a staffing level of 2:1 will

be limited. Staffing levels are reviewed at the • 3 month review of placement meeting which is held as part of our

standard procedures and good practice. For those young people who have and EHC Plan; staffing will also we

reviewed annually via the annual review process

An appropriate and compatible peer group will also be taken into consideration and, where available places cannot

be created in the appropriate peer group, may mean that a place cannot be offered.

A placement may not be offered if parents/carers are not in agreement with the Prior's Court's autism methodologies

and approach as outlined during visits and documents such as the prospectus and statement of purpose. Parents are

expected to sign a home/school agreement prior to any placement commencing.

Prior's Court is committed to equality of opportunities for young people and aims to meet the needs of all by taking

into account differences in gender, ethnicity, cultural, social and religious backgrounds, as well as ability, needs and

learning styles. All reasonable actions and adjustments will be taken to meet these needs however there may be

occasions when this is not possible. For instance, not all areas are wheelchair accessible. Although the site has been

carefully designed to provide a safe environment it may not be sufficiently secure for young people with significant

absconding behaviours. Consideration may need to be given to young people whose physical vulnerability may put

them at risk.

Over subscription criteria

When capacity is reached there is no flexibility to accommodate any oversubscription. Local authorities and parents/carers

are able to request that Prior's Court advise of any change to the availability of places.

Request to stay on criteria

Each request to stay on beyond the planned leave date at 25 will be considered on a case by case basis to a timeframe set by

Prior's Court.

The Young Person's next placement must be agreed with a clear transition plan in place and a new leave date must

be set.

The Local Authority must have a contingency plan for the young person from the new date if the next placement falls


The Local Authority must have confirmed agreement to fund the placement until this new date. The most recent fees

will be quoted including a subsequent academic year's fees if known. The placing Local Authority must agree to any

fee uplift.

We can only consider a formal request made in writing by the key professional/case manager at the Local Authority.

All requests will go initially to the Admissions Panel for discussion regarding availability of space in suitable peer group

place and any impact on other young people's current or planned places.

As part of the consideration of the impact on other young people an impact risk assessment will be undertaken as

part of the process in the Admissions Panel.

The final decision will be agreed by the Executive Team.

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