Children's Integrated Therapy and Equipment Service (CITES)

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We have put together key information and resources for schools to help maintain provision during the COVID-19 situation.

Access  key information and resources to support East Sussex schools during the pandemic,  including  SEND-specific information and links to the latest DfE guidance.

1. What is the Children's Integrated Therapy and Equipment Service (CITES)?

The Children's Integrated Therapy and Equipment Service (CITES) is a specialist service that provides occupational therapy, speech and language therapy and physiotherapy to children and young people aged 0-16 years and 16-19 years if in full-time education.

As a specialist therapy service, we provide training and guidance to enable pre-schools, schools and other settings support children with:

  • speech, language and communication difficulties
  • fine and gross motor skill development needs
  • strategies for managing children’s sensory needs.

CITES loan specialist equipment to families, as well as schools and other settings supporting children with additional needs.

Download our service leaflet for more information.

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