SEND background and law

These pages path gives you background information, definitions and tells you why we do what we do, as well as giving you a path to getting a Lambeth Liberty Card.

We are adding more helpful information to all our pages as fast as we can. Visit the Local Offer feedback area to tell us what you want to see here.

What is SEND?

What are special educational needs and disabilities? What is cognition and learning? What are sensory barriers? Find out what the jargon means.

What is the SEND Local Offer?

If you want to know why Lambeth has a Local Offer and what you should expect to find in these pages, this is where you need to go.

Local Area SEND inspection

In January 2020, Ofsted and the Care Quality Commission inspected SEND provision in Lambeth. You can read their feedback here.

SEND and inclusion strategy and pledge

Here are Lambeth's promise to children and young people with SEND and the strategy for improving SEND services over the years to come.

Code of practice, policy and guidance

This where you can find out about all the laws, policies and guidance on what support children and young people with SEND should be able to get.

The Disability Register and the Lambeth Liberty Card

Signing up to the Disability Register helps Lambeth plan its SEND services and is how children and young people can get a Lambeth Liberty Card.