SEND statutory guidance and code of practice
The SEND code of practice explains the duties of different settings to provide for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities, to help them reach their full potential.
What is the Special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) Code of Practice?
The SEND Code of Practice explains the duties of local authorities, health bodies, early years settings, schools and colleges to provide for children and young people with special educational needs (SEN) and disabilities, to help them reach their full potential.
This is relating to part 3 of the Children and Families Act 2014, and was introduced on 1 September 2014. The needs of most children with SEN can be met with existing support which is 'ordinarily available' in a mainstream school, college or setting.
In 2014 the Children and Families Act reformed special educational needs (SEN) legislation, because Government believed that the old system was failing children and their families.
A new code of practice was introduced from September 2014, this is called special educational needs and disability code of practice for children and young people aged 0 to 25 years of age.
Statutory guidance for organisations which work with and support children and young people who have special educational needs or disabilities