Special educational needs and disability (SEND)

A number of useful links regarding special needs and disability (SEND)

Some children or young people have learning difficulties and/or a disability which requires health and education support. Children with SEND receive extra care and support from health and care organisations to meet their needs.

Below are some with useful advice for children and young people as well as their parents, guardians and family members:

Local offer
Information on local services in Thurrock
www.askthurrock.org.uk/kb5/thurrock/fis/localoffer.page 

Council for Disabled Children SEND support
A council made of over 200 voluntary and community organisations which work to create an inclusive society for children and young people with educational needs and/or a disability
www.councilfordisabledchildren.org.uk/
 

SEND – easy read guide for parents
Guide explaining changes to special educational needs and disabilities system
www.gov.uk/government/publications/send-support-easy-read-guide-for-parents 

Parents support groups and advice
SNAP is a charity based in Brentwood that offers help to families.
www.snapcharity.org 

SEND Code of Practice (2015)
Guidance for professionals on the special educational needs and disability system in England
www.gov.uk/government/publications/send-code-of-practice-0-to-25 

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