Support for children aged 0-25 with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities

SEND Guide for Parents and Carers

This guide explains how the system that supports children and young people with special educational needs and disability (SEND) works.

It covers:

  • the law and guidance on which the system is based
  • places to go for help and further information
  • details about changes to the system from 1 September 2014

It may also be useful for professionals working with the parents and carers of children and young people with SEND in:

  • schools and colleges
  • early years education settings

The guide should be read alongside the 'Special education needs and disability code of practice: 0 to 25'.

You may also find the easy-read version of this guide for parents and carers and for children and young people useful.

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