SEND Law and Guidance
SEND Law and Guidance
Children and Families Act 2014
The law relating to Special Educational Needs are found in Part 3 of the Children and Families Act 2014. The Children and Families Act 2014 came into force on 1st September 2014 and was then updated in 2015.
Special Educational Needs and Disability Code of Practice: 0 to 25 years
Statutory guidance for organisations who work with and support children and young people who have special educational needs or disabilities
Equality Act 2010
The Act is a discrimination law to protect individuals from unfair treatment and promotes a fair and more equal society
Statutory guidance - Transport
The Special Educational Needs and Disability (First-tier Tribunal Recommendations Power) Regulations 2017
If you are unhappy with the health and social care sections in an Education Health Care Plan, and you appeal to Special Educational Needs and Disability Tribunal. These regulations set out the powers of First-tier Tribunal to make recommendations in respect of health and social care needs and provisions.
Chronically Sick and Disabled Persons Act (CSDPA) 1970
The CSDP Act sets out the Local Authorities responsibilities to ensure services for disabled and chronically sick persons such as, practical assistance, home adaptations and access to leisure activities.
Children in Need - Section 17 Children Act 1989
This places a general duty on all local authorities to safeguard and promote the welfare of children within their area who are in need.
A child will be considered a ‘Child in Need’ under Section 17 of the Act if they have a disability or health condition that Impact their opportunity to achieve or maintain a reasonable standard of health or development without additional services from the Local Authority to achieve their potential and development.
The Care Act 2014
The Care Act helps to improve people’s independence and wellbeing. It makes clear that local authorities must provide or arrange services that help prevent people developing needs for care and support or delay people deteriorating such that they would need ongoing care and support.
Supporting Pupils with Medical Conditions at maintained schools and academies in England
Guidance on schools to make arrangements for supporting pupils at their school with medical conditions