Support for children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND)

School transport, SEND inspections, guide for health professionals, reform funding for local authorities.

Services

  1. Apply for school transport for a child with special educational needs and disabilities

    If your child can't walk to school because of their special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) your local council must provide transport

Guidance and regulation

  1. Children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND)

    Children with special educational needs (SEN) can get the help they need to get an education - SEN support, education, health and care plans, SEN before September 2014

  2. Adoption support fund (ASF)
  3. SEND: guide for parents and carers
  1. SEND: guide for early years settings

    • Guidance
    • Department for Education
  2. Young person’s guide to the Children and Families Act 2014

    • Guidance
    • Department for Education
See all guidance and regulation

News and communications

  1. £45m boost for young people with SEND

    • Department for Education
    • News story
  2. Social care commentary: protecting disabled children

    • Ofsted
    • Authored article
See all news and communications

Policy and engagement

  1. Children in need of help and protection: call for evidence
  2. Residential special schools and colleges: a call for evidence
  1. Residential special schools and colleges: support for children

    • Department for Education
    • Independent report
  2. SEND disagreement resolution arrangements in England: review

    • Department for Education and Ministry of Justice
    • Independent report
See all policy and engagement

Transparency

  1. Children’s services omnibus

    • Department for Education
    • Research
  2. Children in need of help and protection: data and analysis

    • Department for Education
    • Research
  3. Local area SEND inspections: one year on

    • Ofsted and Care Quality Commission
    • Research
See all transparency