This leaflet is to raise awareness of the support available to families when they feel they are at a point when they may benefit from some more information or guidance. It will hopefully be a helpful booklet to keep at hand for reference.
Education, Health and Care Plan (EHC)
What is an Education, Health and Care plan? Also known as an EHC Plan, the plans are legal documents that local authorities have to follow and include information and support about the child/young person’s special education needs, as well as health and social care where…
Personal SEND Budgets and Direct Payments
1. EHC Plan (Eligibility and Request) 2. EHC Assessment 3. EHC Plan's 4. EHC Implementation and Annual Reviews 5. Personal Budgets …
Criteria of support for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) 0-25 years
The 'Criteria of support for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) 0-25 years' document fulfils a DfE requirement that each Local Authority (LA) explains the special educational provision it expects to be made from within an educational settings budget…
Where do I start?
This section is designed to help you find support and services if you think that your child may have Special Educational Needs and/or Disability (SEND). It also provides information on local and national support if your child already has a diagnosis. Some disabilities may be…
Early Years and starting primary school
This section provides information on services and support available for children with Special Educational Needs and/or Disability (SEND) and their families in the Early Years. This includes information about: arrangements for identifying and assessing children’s needs in the Early Years support available at home…
This section includes information on; Identification and assessment of need Carers assessments Care and support services and providers Short Breaks Adult social care service information and advice For assistance in using the site please see our help page.
Becoming an adult and preparing for the future
This section provides information for young people with Special Educational Needs and/or Disability (SEND) on support available to help them make informed choices about their futures. It includes information on a wide range of different subjects, including : Post-16 education provision including…
Special educational needs and disability: a guide for parents and carers
The system for supporting children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities changed on the 1st September 2014. The Department for Education have written Special educational needs and disability - a guide for parents and carers, which explains how the system that…