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Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) Guide for Parents & Carers (Dept of Health)

This guide is for parents and carers of children and young people aged 0-25 years who have special educational needs (SEN) or a disability.  It covers:- the law and guidance on which the system is based places to go for help and further information details…

This guide is for parents and carers of children and young people aged 0-25 years who have special educational needs (SEN) or a disability.  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 staff dealing with the parents and carers of children and young people with SEND in:

  • schools and colleges
  • early years education settings

It should be used alongside the SEND Code of Practice detailed here - https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/send-code-of-practice-0-to-25.  There is also a link to an easy read version of this on the webpage.

Who to contact

Website
SEND Guide for Parents & Carers

Other Details

Additional Information

Providing services to
Disabled children/young people
Adults
Carers

Supporting people with
Physical disability
Hearing impairment
Visual impairment
Learning difficulty
Mental health conditions
Autistic Spectrum Condition
Communication impairment

Last checked on 20/04/2020

Record managed by Oxfordshire Family Information Service

This information has been collected from third party providers and Oxfordshire County Council cannot accept responsibility for the accuracy of the information nor does inclusion represent a recommendation or an endorsement. Parents, carers, young people and professionals are recommended to check that organisations and services are appropriate and safe before they attend.
See: Help on how to choose services safely