This is statutory guidance for local authorities.
It applies to:
- mainstream schools
- academies and free schools
- independent schools
- special schools
- where a child is not on the roll of a school
Local authorities must follow this guidance when carrying out their duty to arrange suitable full-time education (or part-time when appropriate for the child’s needs) for children who are unable to attend a mainstream or special school because of their health. The guidance applies equally whether a child cannot attend school at all or can only attend intermittently.
This guidance is for all those supporting the educational attainment of a child with health needs, including:
- all types of schools
- providers of alternative provision
- providers of health services