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Local Policies, Guidance and Legislation

 

This page includes links to the main areas of Local Policy, Legislation and Guidance relating to Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities (SEND) and also the SEND Local Offer.

 

 

 

Local Policies

Home to School Transport Policy

The local authority has a duty to ensure that suitable travel arrangements are in place to support eligible young people in their area to attend their "qualifying" school or other educational institution where the school is outside the statutory walking distance.

 

Legislation

Children and Familes Act 2014

The government has made some changes to the way children and young people with special educational needs or who are disabled (SEND) get the support they need. The new law about this is called the Children and Families Act and it applied from 1 September 2014.

SEND Code of Practice - Jan 2015

This is the statutory guidance for organisations who work with and support children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities.

Equality Act 2010 

The Equality Act 2010 legally protects people from discrimination in the workplace and in wider society.

Mental Capacity Act 2005

The Mental Capacity Act (MCA) is designed to protect and empower individuals who may lack the mental capacity to make their own decisions about their care and treatment. It is a law that applies to individuals aged 16 and over.

Parents, Carers, Children and Young People Guides

Young Person’s Guide to the Children and Families Act 2014

This Young Persons Guide tells you what is in the Children and Families Act 2014, a new law that is very important for children. We think children and young people should know about new laws that will make a difference to their lives.

SEND: A Guide for Parents and Carers

A guide on the support system for children and young people with special educational needs and disability (SEND).

SEND Support: Easy-Read Guide for Parents and Carers

Guide for parents with learning disabilities, explaining changes to the Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) system.

SEND Support: Easy-Read Guide for Children and Young People

A guide for children and young people with learning disabilities on changes to the special needs educational and disability (SEND) system.

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