SEND policies and legislation

A non-exhaustive list of links to GOV.UK legislation relating to special educational needs and disabilities

Reforms for children with SEN and disabilities come into effect
The new Children and Families Act will offer simpler, improved and consistent help for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND). Visit website.

SEND: guide for parents and carers
A guide on the support system for children and young people with special educational needs and disability (SEND). Visit website.

Safeguarding disabled children
Departmental advice setting out how agencies and professionals should work together to safeguard the welfare of disabled children. Visit website.

Short breaks for disabled children
Statutory guidance about providing short breaks for disabled children to improve their welfare and quality of life. Visit website.

Education for children with health needs who cannot attend school
Statutory guidance for local authorities and departmental advice for others ensuring children with health needs receive education. Visit website.

Help for children with a long-term illness or disability
Illness and your child's education, your rights and support if you have a disabled child. Visit website.

Disabled Children and the Equality Act 2010
What Early Years providers need to know and do, including responsibilities to disabled children under the Children and Families Act 2014. Visit website.