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A child or young person who has a special educational need or disability (SEND) may need some extra help to get the best out of their education and learning. A child or young person with SEND can usually be supported from the resources which early year’s settings, schools, and colleges have available to them (SEND Support). However, some children or young people with very severe and long-term needs may require an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP) issued by Brighter Futures for Children.
The advice pages below and the searchable records within "View all Services" explain what early years settings, schools, and colleges can provide for children with SEND and what specialist facilities, including special schools, are available.
Reviewed August 2022
Bullying - Support
There are many national and local organisation providing support to children and young people being bullied.
Here is a shortlist of services that can provide support - click Here
SEND Support in mainstream schools
SEND Support in mainstream schools - This information is about the support that mainstream schools should provide for children with special educational needs (SEND).
Reading Information, Advice & Support Service for SEND (Reading IASS)
Reading Information, Advice & Support Service for SEND (Reading IASS) - offers free confidential and impartial information, advice and support to Reading parents and carers who have children (up to the age of 25) with special educational needs or disability and to children and young people themselves. More information about how the service can help you can be found at https://www.readingiass.org/
Related AdviceORDINARILY AVAILABLE statement - Provision the local authority (BFfC) expects to be made available by schools, early years and post-16 providers & SEND Support in Mainstream Schools Education Health & Care Plans (EHCP) EHC Needs Assessment - Timeline - Reading Guide for Parents & Carers Education Health & Care Plans (EHCP) - Annual Review Process Graduated Response Documents for Early Years & Schools Brighter Futures for Children - Reading School Admissions SEND Guide for Parent Carers Alternative Provision Exclusion/suspension from school – A Guide for Parents SEND Process Transitioning Through School Years & Beyond SEND - Support in school and further education Reading Information, Advice & Support Service for SEND (SENDIASS) Disagreements, Mediation, Tribunals & Appeals Transition - Becoming an adult and preparing for the future Disabled Students' Allowance
- West Berkshire Council Local Offer Schools Page
- Bracknell Forest Council Local Offer Schools Page
- Slough Council Local Offer Schools Page
- Wokingam Local Offer Schools Page
- Oxfordshire County Council Local Offer Schools Page
- Autism Network - Back to school advice for Autism
- SEND: 19-25 year olds entitlements to EHC Plans
- Preparing for Adulthood
- New measures to support children with SEND
- SEND Gateway
- Ofsted - New Education Inspection Framework (EIF) - September 2019
- Accessibility Strategy 2020 to 2022 (BFfC)