I'm a professional

This is a great place to come if you're supporting children and young people with SEND and their families. Currently most links lead to their dedicated pages, but we are now developing dedicated paths for professionals as well. We want your help. Tell us what you want to see.

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SEND consultations - make sure your voice is heard

The Government have released three consultations where children and young people with SEND, their parents, carers and everyone who works with them, are invited to give their views on recently proposed changes.

They are asking for your views on: 

  • The SEND Review green paper contains proposals to change the current SEND and alternative provision system 
  • A new approach to area SEND inspections 
  • Changes to proposed timescales for reviews of EHCPs 

Go to our Codes of practice, policies and guidance page to find out more information about the consultations and how to take part.    

Codes of practice, policies and guidance

School staff talk about how the Local Offer ages help them support children and young people they work with.

SENDCO's area

A new set of pages aimed at SENDCOs. Follow this path to find guidance, essential documents and information to support staff working in schools and colleges.

Early years SEND support

Learn all about pre-school SEND support, applying for Early Years Inclusion Fund and Disability Access Fund, and helping parents get all the benefits they can claim.

SEND support at school and college

What's the graduated approach? What help is there for travel? What's a SENDCO? What happens after 16? Follow this path to find answers.

Preparing for adulthood

Helping someone make choices about life after school? Are they learning to manage money? Maybe they want to know about leaving home and living independently? This is the right path to take.

Health and social care

Find out about health and social services that can support a child or young person with SEND, like continuing care, the Children with Disabilities and Short Breaks services and more.

Life, leisure and fun

Follow this path to use Family Information Directory searches and the Local Offer young people's pages and help children and young people get out, have fun and stay safe.