Special Educational Needs

Information, resources, requirements and guidance on special educational needs and disability (0-25)

The SEN service is responsible for:

  • strategy for special educational needs
  • statutory responsibilities in relation to the identification and assessment of, and provision for, children with special educational needs, including the provision of a SENDIASS (SEN & Disability Information, Advice and Support  Service, formerly Parent Partnership) Service
  • support, in collaboration with the Schools and Learning Service, for school improvement in relation to special educational needs
  • exercising SEN functions to meet the requirements of value for money.

Contact details for the teams and services that support children with SEN can be found on the Local Offer webpages on the public website.

The Ordinarily Available Toolkit and the Inclusive Support Series

It provides guidance on the provision that mainstream schools need to make for children and young people with SEND

Policy, guidance and resources

The following information is found under the SEND Local Offer

  • SEN support
  • Additional funding
  • Education Health and Care plans
  • Annual Reviews