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Special Educational Needs and Disability Code of Practice: 0 to 25 years

The statutory special educational needs and disability (SEND) system for children and young people aged 0 to 25 from 1 September 2014.

This statutory code, which applies to England, is for:

  • headteachers and principals
  • governing bodies
  • school and college staff
  • SEN coordinators
  • early education providers
  • health and social services staff
  • local authorities

It applies to:

  • maintained schools
  • pupil referral units (PRUs)
  • academies and free schools
  • non-maintained special schools
  • colleges

The revised version will be used from April 2015 subject to approval from Parliment.

SEND code of practice guidance documents

The following guides written by the Department for Education can be viewed on the GOV UK website:

For easy read guides for parents, carers, children and young people please visit the Local Offer information and publications page below:

Local Offer information and publications

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