Download our Special Educational Needs resources

We have produced a range of free resources to help you find out more about the Government's changes to how children with a learning disability are supported within the Special Educational Needs system.

 

Getting an education, health and care plan

This guide outlines the education, health and care (EHC) plans which replaced the previously used special educational needs statements and learning difficulty assessments (LDAs) in 2014. 

 

Download resource Getting and education, health and care plan
 

Rights for parents and young people

This guide sets out what rights young people and parents have under the new reforms in the Special Educational Needs system. 

 

Download resource Rights for parents and young people
 

Setting outcomes - a guide

This guide focuses on setting individual outcomes for children and young people who are eligible for an Education, Health and Care (EHC) plan

 

 

Download resource Setting outcomes - a guide

Download our Special Educational Needs easy read guides

We've worked with the Department for Education to create easy read guides for parents and children and young people with learning disabilities.

The easy read guides help explain the changes to the special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) system in England.

The changes, which came into force from September 2014, should mean that children, young people and their families get the support they need earlier. Access to the right support should help people with a learning disability and their families to be more involved in making decisions about their lives and support they need. 

Changes to SEN and disability support - easy read

Download our easy read guide for children and young people about changes to special educational needs and disability support

Download resource Changes to SEN and disability support - easy read

Changes to SEN - easy read guide for children

Download our easy read guide for children and young people about changes to the Special Educational Needs system

Download resource Changes to SEN - easy read guide for children

Changes to SEN - easy read guide for parents

Download our easy read guide for parents about changes to the Special Educational Needs system

Download resource Changes to SEN - easy read guide for parents

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