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.
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.
Young Person’s Guide to the Children and Families Act 2014 – Hyperlink to guide
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.
This easy read leaflet provides information about the Ask Listen Do project which aims to make giving feedback and raising concerns easier for people with a learning disability, autism or both, their families and carers.
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.
This government wants a country that works for everyone. This means having a country that helps everyone who lives in it. To do this we must help everyone who can to get a job, and stay in work.
This booklet tells you about three things. • How we will help employers make healthy workplaces for everyone.
- How we will help people stay healthy and get good quality healthcare.
- Working together.
111 - The new NHS number.
The telephone number to call when you need medical help fast – but it’s not an emergency.