Leaflets and information
SEND Advice Flyer (PDF) - Highlights the help available from SEND Advice
Impartial Information, Advice and Support (PDF) - Statutory guidelines for providing SEND Advice.
Local Offer: What it is, Who it is for (PDF) - Describes all the support available locally for children and young people.
SEN Support in Mainstream Schools (PDF) - This tells you about the support that children should receive in school.
Funding for Special Educational Needs in Mainstream Schools (PDF) - How schools can use their budget.
Education, Health and Care Needs Assessment (PDF) - What an EHC Assessment is and when it is necessary.
Education, Health and Care Plans (PDF) - How these plans can help ensure extra help for children who need it.
The SEND Reforms and Statements (PDF) - How the reforms affect children and young people with statements.
What to do if I do not agree with decisions about SEN provision (PDF) - How to get help when you disagree with decisions about your child's SEN.
Personal Budgets for SEN (PDF) - What a personal budget is, what it can be used for, and who is entitled to it.
Glossary of SEN (PDF) - An explanation of key words and phrases for young people and parents.
Examples of templates for parents' use
Requesting an EHC Assessment (PDF) - For requesting an Education, Health and Care assessment.
Requesting Amendments to a draft EHC Plan (PDF) - A template for requesting changes to a draft plan.
Complaining Re-failure to arrange provision in an EHC Plan (PDF) - A template for making a formal complaint.
Appealing a decision to refuse direct payments (PDF) - For requesting a review of the decision on direct payments.