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OAP: Social, Emotional and Mental Health (SEMH)

Despite appropriate adjustments, the Child or Young Person (CYP) continues to experience emotional or behavioural problems that are outside the normal range for their age. Although not all CYP with Social, Emotional, and Mental Health (SEMH) needs will have Special Education Needs or Disabilities (SEND), severe and persistent social, and emotional difficulties will often meet the SEND definition.


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