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Special educational needs and disability - A guide for parents and carers

Special educational needs and disability - A guide for parents and carers

This guide explains how the system that supports children and young people with special educational needs and disability (SEND) works.

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

The guide should be used alongside the ‘Special education needs and disability code of practice: 0 to 25’.

You may also find the easy-read version of this guide for parents and carers and for children and young people useful.