Most children and young people with special educational needs or a disability (SEND) will attend a mainstream school.
However, some children may benefit from a more specialist setting, either in a specialist resource base in a mainstream school, or a special school.
If a child or young person needs a more specialist setting, they will need to have an education, health and care plan (EHCP) or a statement of special educational need.
The assessment for the EHCP will include consideration of the most suitable Lambeth special school or resource base for them.
If a child or young person’s needs cannot be met in Lambeth, we may seek a placement in provision in another borough or in a school on the Secretary of State’s approved list.