Departmental advice on changes to legislation relating to children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND).
This advice is for:
- local authorities
- organisations involved in assessments of SEND
- providers of services for children and young people with SEND
- early years settings
- further education and training providers
It explains the changes we introduced to the support system for children and young people with SEND, in England, from 1 September 2014. It includes details of the changes to SEND support in youth custody.
Departmental advice helps you understand how to comply with the law or explains what our policies mean in practice. You do not have to follow the advice.
Contact us if you have questions about this advice.
Special educational needs transitional team