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How Is Therapy Funded?

Therapy can be privately funded, your child may also be entitled to funding via the Adoption Support Fund (ASF), the Local Authority, Direct Payments or Charities.

Education Health and Care Plan (EHCP)

An EHCP may be put in place for your child if their needs cannot be met through the special educational needs support (age up to 25). Parents, school staff or healthcare professionals can request an EHCP application be commenced. Our assessment report can be used as supporting evidence or help identify the need for a request to be made.*

If your child has an EHCP in place containing Occupational Therapy as part of the provision we are able to offer this service.
*Please note we do not represent cases at a tribunal. If you require support with a tribunal case please speak with us and we will recommend the best course of action.

Further information can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/children-with-special-educational-needs/extra-SEN-help

Private Funded Therapy

Clients are able to self-refer to our service and pay for therapy on a private basis.

For assessments, an initial deposit is due at the time of booking and then the remaining balance is payable after the assessment session but before the report is sent out.

For ongoing services; invoices are sent at the end of the month for anything that took place in the previous month. Payment in advance is usually requested for group sessions over the summer holidays.

Private Health Insurance

If your private health insurance provider covers Occupational Therapy or Ayres Sensory Integration Therapy, we would be happy to work with them. We advise that you obtain written confirmation that the insurer will cover the therapy required before going ahead with the provision.

The Adoption Support Fund

This fund is a Government-led initiative to pay for specialist assessments and therapy services for adopted children (up to age 21). The first step if you feel your child would benefit from our Occupational Therapy; Sensory Integration and Attachment and Trauma analysis package is to contact your child’s social worker and request a local authority assessment of your child’s needs. Following this, if your child’s social worker identifies that your child would benefit from an assessment they can contact us to make a referral and place an application with the Adoption Support Fund.

The fair access limit is £2500 for specialist assessment and £5000 for therapy intervention per year per child.

Further information can be accessed here: https://www.first4adoption.org.uk/adoption-support/financial-support/adoption-support-fund/

Charity Funding

From time to time, families are able to access charity funding to contribute to their child’s therapy costs.