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