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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.