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SEND Resources

We’ve gathered some useful SEND resources on this page to help on your special educational needs journey.

SEN resources

Government & national bodies

Department for Education (DfE) main education hubgov.uk/government/organisations/department-for-education
Department for Education: Special Educational Needs hubgov.uk/children-with-special-educational-needs
HM Tribunals Service SEND’s specific website, containing the Appeal forms and information about how to appeal.justice.gov.uk/tribunals/send
Find your local authoritygov.uk/find-your-local-council
Help if you have a disabled childgov.uk/help-for-disabled-child
Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman lgo.org.uk
Ofsted (the Office for Standards in Education) Inspectorate to search for reports on schools and education authoritiesofsted.gov.uk
Information Commissioner -Provides details of how to find information held on a child, or on school or LA policies and practices. Includes requests under the Data Protection and Freedom of Information Acts.ico.org.uk
Statutory Guidance on School Exclusionsgov.uk/government/publications/school-exclusion
Managing Medicines at School gov.uk/government/publications/managing-medicines-in-schools-and-early-years-settings
Children who cannot attend school through poor health education.gov.uk/aboutdfe/statutory/g00219676/health-needs-education
Carers Direct nhs.uk/CarersDirect/guide/parent-carers/Pages/caring-disabled-child.aspx
Equality and Rights Commission -Independent body to prevent discrimination and promote equality of opportunity of disabled peopleequalityhumanrights.com
SEND support: An easy-read guide for children and young peoplegov.uk/government/publications/send-support-easy-read-guide-for-children-and-young-people

National organisations & SEND resources

Ambitious About Autism: Autism charity that also runs schools and collegesambitiousaboutautism.org.uk
ASD Friendly asdfriendly.org
British Dyslexia Associationbdadyslexia.org.uk
Contact Disabled children’s charity and support sitecontact.org.uk
Council for Disabled Children – National disabled children’s charity that has responsibility for the IASS service and other programmes for disabled children and young peoplecouncilfordisabledchildren.org.uk
Disability Rights UK: Support website for disabled peopledisabilityrightsuk.org
Dyslexia Actiondyslexiaaction.org.uk
Gabbitas Guide to school placementsgabbitas.com/school-search
Helen Arkell Dyslexia Centrearkellcentre.org.uk
Just for Kids Lawjustforkidslaw.org
NASEN -National Organisation of Special Educational Needsnasen.org.uk
National Autistic Society: Autism advice charity that also runs schoolsautism.org.uk
Parents In Need- An independent charity that helps provide financial support and guidance to parents of children with SEN..parentsinneed.org
SEN Schools Guide is a free resource and provide information on SEN services in 25,000 schools, both special and mainstream.senschoolsguide.com
Special Needs UK –Find a School with advanced search functionspecialneedsuk.org/findaschool.asp
Special Needs Jungle: Parent-friendly information and articles about SENDspecialneedsjungle.com
Well at School: Supports children and young people at school with medical and mental health conditions.www.wellatschool.org/

We hope these SEND resources are of some help. If you would like to talk to us about how we can help secure the support your child or young person needs, please get in touch.

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