SEND Toolkit and documents

On this page, you will find a range of useful documents and referral forms that you can use when supporting children and young people aged 0-25 with Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND).

SEND Toolkit 

The SEND toolkit explains the responsibilities on early year providers, schools, colleges and training providers in County Durham, for meeting the special educational needs of children or young people, through a graduated approach. It is primarily intended for SENCOs, but it is also useful for head teachers, governors and any staff working in, or alongside, an educational setting with children and young people with special educational needs and/or disabilities.

The toolkit brings together all of the guidance documents for schools in County Durham and it has been completed in co-production with parents/carers, young people, SENCOs, educational staff from Early Years, Mainstream, Special School and Post 16 education settings, as well as professionals from the Health and Care sectors.

Preparing for Adulthood Pathways and Outcomes

The Department for Education have produced an Outcomes Tool to support schools/colleges in identifying the four key PfA Pathways when developing outcomes across the age range. 

SEN Information Report guidance

Guidance to support all settings in meeting their statutory responsibilities when producing their SEN Information Report, Accessibility Plan and Equalities Information:

Support and services for schools and settings

SEND and Inclusion Course Directory

Supporting Special Educational Needs

On our Supporting Special Educational Needs page you will find useful documents, guidance and templates to use as part of the graduated approach to supporting children and young people with SEN.

Advice templates

Our advice templates show the type of information that is required detailing what professionals know about a child/young person.

Referral forms

On our SEND documents - referral forms page you will find forms that you can use when supporting children and young people aged 0-25 with SEND.

Other relevent documents and information

Children Services guidance

Supporting pupils with medical conditions

The guidance on our supporting pupils with medical conditions page aims to ensure that all children with medical conditions are properly supported in school so they can play a full and active role in school life, remain healthy and achieve their academic potential.

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