Sensory & Communication Support Service (SenCom)

SenCom is a service comprising three specialist teams.

The service work with children and young people who have a speech, language, communication need or who have a hearing, vision, or multi-sensory impairment.

The teams within SenCom provide a wide range of advice and intervention strategies including teaching. We are a person-centred organisation, and our levels of intervention are matched to the changing needs of individual children and young people.

SenCom’s mission is to be a partner with families and schools in successfully including children and young people in all of school life and to ensure their learning journey meets no barriers to progress.

The Service is made up of three teams under the leadership of a Head of Service.

  • Communication Intervention Team
  • Hearing-Impaired Support Service
  • Vision Impairment Service

SenCom are hosted by Torfaen County Borough Council and work regionally in Blaenau Gwent, Caerphilly, Monmouthshire, Newport, and Torfaen with children and young people, families, schools, colleges and early year’s settings. 

Referral Route

ComIT does not receive direct requests to work with children from individual schools or parents. These come to ComIT through the school SENCo/ALNCo to the Authority Lead Professional. 

HI - vast majority of children are referred to the service by Health, however we are also able to give advice and signpost parents or professionals who have any concerns about a child or young person’s hearing. After referral, contact is made with the school’s ALNCo to talk about the child or young person. A school visit may be arranged to assess the pupil and to gather further information.

VI - We welcome enquiries and referrals from anyone involved with children and young people who may have concerns regarding a possible vision or multi-sensory impairment.

Contact Details

Sensory and Communication Support Service
Brecon House
William Brown Close
Llantarnam Business Park
Cwmbran Torfaen
NP44 3AB

Telephone: 01633 648888


Last Modified: 14/02/2022
For more information contact:

Inclusion Service

Tel: 01495 766929 or 01495 766968

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