Getting support in place

All schools and settings should have a clear approach to identifying and responding to special educational needs. They will carefully monitor the progress of all children and young people.

There is a graduated approach to supporting children and young people.  Some may need SEN support (school or setting based support) and some may need a high level of support from an Education, Health and Care (EHCP) plan.

For more information read our booklets

       SEN Support                     EHCP


If you are still unsure about the help your child is receiving you should find out the following:

  • What sort of difficulties your child is experiencing in school
  • What concerns school has about your child and/or if your concerns are shared
  • How you can help at home
  • What additional help your child is getting in school
  • If your child is making adequate progress
  • What the next steps are

You will find tips to help you prepare for any discussions  in our factsheet “Preparing for a meeting”

The SEND Code of Practice provides statutory guidance for organisations (this includes schools and settings) working with sen-code-of-practiceand supporting children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities. The SEND Code of Practice covers the 0-25 age range.