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Special educational needs and disability code of practice: 0 to 25 years (SEND)

This statutory code contains: details of legal requirements that you must follow without exception statutory guidance that you must follow by law unless there’s a good reason not to It explains the duties of local authorities, health bodies, schools and colleges to provide for those…

This statutory code contains:

  • details of legal requirements that you must follow without exception
  • statutory guidance that you must follow by law unless there’s a good reason not to

It explains the duties of local authorities, health bodies, schools and colleges to provide for those with special educational needs under part 3 of the Children and Families Act 2014.

The code, which applies to England, is for:

  • headteachers and principals
  • governing bodies
  • school and college staff
  • special educational needs (SEN) coordinators
  • early education providers
  • local authorities
  • health and social services staff

This document replaces the ‘Special educational needs (SEN): code of practice’ 2001. The 2001 code still applies for those who have a SEN statement under part 4 of the Education Act 1996, rather than an education, health and care (EHC) plan under the Children and Families Act 2014.

There are other SEN guides available on the website.

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SEND Code of Practice

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Last checked on 09/05/2019

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