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.
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.
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.
This is the statutory guidance for organisations who work with and support children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities.
The Equality Act 2010 legally protects people from discrimination in the workplace and in wider society.
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.
The Transforming Care programme aims to transform services and support for children, young people and adults with a learning disability and/or autism who display behaviour that challenges, including those with a mental health condition. NHS England and the Local Government Association (LGA) are committed to this transformation.
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.
A guide on the support system for children and young people with special educational needs and disability (SEND).
Guide for parents with learning disabilities, explaining changes to the Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) system.
A guide for children and young people with learning disabilities on changes to the special needs educational and disability (SEND) system.
NHS England works with other health and care organisations to look after the running of the NHS, including NHS services for people with a learning disability and/or autism. This guide is about a national plan for changing services in England.
111 - The new NHS number.
The telephone number to call when you need medical help fast – but it’s not an emergency