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Your local offer from The Root Of It

A guide co-produced with parents
What does our service do?

The Root Of It are award winning leaders in special needs support services for schools, colleges and settings, getting to the root of the problem and addressing it.  Founded in 2013, The Root Of It has quickly grown to be seen as high impact specialists in special needs services across the UK.  We introduce schools, colleges and families to the following vetted professionals (including diagnostic assessment and interventions) through our website


Behaviour consultancy

CAF support (assessment and management of CAFs)

Children's work (direct interventions with: anger, stress, anxiety or self-harm management, problem solving, peer skills)

Clinical Psychology


Dyslexia screening and interventions

English as an Additional Language first language assessments

Education Welfare

Educational Psychology

Ethnic Minority and Traveller Support

Family and Parenting Support

Life coaches

OT (including sensory profiling)

School Improvement

SENCo support

Speech and Language Therapy

Social Communication

Speech and Language

Therapy (Play, Drama and Art)


Where is it located and what areas does it cover?

Although being founded in the South East, our services cover UK and we have provided services to people across the country.  We are able to provide an online service to families or find you a professional to help you.


Due to the unique way we work, we have been able to source and provide the best independent professionals across the country.  We source the professionals local to you, so you can arrange to visit the professional, or arrange fo them to come and visit you or your child's school.


Who does your service provide for?

As a commissioned service, we are able to provide services for 0-25 years across the spectrum of support.  We do not have a referral threshold and do not believe in bouncing children from agency to agency, we do have to charge for our services.


How can I start using the service?

Families and schools can access the Register of Independent Professionals for free at


How are decisions made about who can use your service?

As an independent service, anyone can commission our services.  Our professionals will always give an estimation of cost and guarantee to identify your requirements.


How do you communicate with service users and how are they involved in decision making/planning?

Regular feedback is given to clients throughout assessments and interventions (normally as the visits happen or soon afterwards).


Is your service fully accessible?

You can visit the professionals or arrange them to come to you (or consult over the phone, by email or by webcam).


What training are the staff supporting children and young people with SEND had or are having?

All of our staff are qualified practitioners, who hold appropriate formal qualifcations relevant to their post.  Membership of their professional body is checked as part of our recruitment procedures.  As a team we ensure that we meet regularly and ensure that we are all aware of the latest techniques and developments in our fields.


Who can I contact for further information?

Richard Curtis

02381 120010


Use the Register of Independent Professionals right now!

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