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How SEND works

Please click the image below for a simple guide to the government's changes to SEND.

Changes

 

Please click on the following links for further information about the new SEND system.

 

Leaflets and Information

 

Impartial Information, Advice and Support: Statutory guidelines for providing SEND Advice.

 

Local Offer: What it is, Who it is for: Describes all the support available locally for children and young people.

 

SEN Support in Mainstream Schools: This tells you about the support that children should receive in school.

 

Funding for Special Educational Needs in Mainstream Schools: How schools can use their budget.

 

Education, Health and Care Needs Assessment: What an EHC Assessment is and when it is neccesary.

 

Education, Health and Care Plans: How these plans can help ensure extra help for children who need it.

 

The SEND Reforms and Statements: How the reforms affect children and young people with statements.

 

What to do if I do not agree with decisions about SEN provision: How to get help when you disagree with decisions about your child's SEN.

 

Personal Budgets for SEN: What a personal budget is, what it can be used for, and who is entitled to it.

 

Glossary of SEN: An explanation of key words and phrases for young people and parents.

 

Examples of templates for parents' use

 

Requesting an EHC Assessment:  For requesting an Education, Health and Care assessment.

 

Requesting Amendments to a draft EHC Plan: A template for requesting changes to a draft plan.

 

Complaining Re-failure to arrange provision in an EHC Plan: A template for making a formal complaint.

 

Appealing a decision to refuse direct payments: For requesting a review of the decision on direct payments.

 

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