SEND: guide for parents and carers
This guide explains how the system that supports children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities works.
- 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
It may also be useful for staff in:
- schools and colleges
- early years education settings
who are dealing with the parents and carers of children and young people with SEND.
The guide should be used alongside the ‘Special education needs and disability code of practice: 0 to 25’.
Department for Education
The Department for Education is responsible for education and children’s services in England. We work to achieve a highly educated society in which opportunity is equal for children and young people, no matter what their background or family circumstances.Find out more about the Department for Education See all Department for Education documents on the gateway