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Useful guides about special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) from Gov.uk


The government provide a number of useful guides about support available for children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND).

The biggest education reforms in a generation for children and young people with special educational needs became law on Monday 1 September 2014. As part of this support system, the government released a number of useful guides which should be read alongside the Gov.uk: SEND code of practice 0 to 25 years.

Guide for children and young people

Gov.uk: SEND support easy-read guide for children and young people covers the following areas:

  • making decisions about your support
  • the local offer
  • education, health and care (EHC) plans
  • post-16 options for support

Guide for parents and carers

Gov.uk: SEND guide for parents and carers explains how the system that supports children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities works. There is also an easy-read version of this guide for parents and carers. It covers:

  • the law and statutory 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