This session on Haringey core standard 4 ‘identifying needs’ will cover the importance of early identification, gathering information on and addressing barriers to learning, social and emotional development. Discussions will include the ‘assess, plan, do, review’ model and the 4 broad areas of need, namely C+I, C+L, SEMH and S+P. We will share examples of IEP and SEN register proformas that can be adapted for your setting. You will have the opportunity to discuss the identification process and the criteria for identifying each area of need. Case studies can be shared and explored.