Welcome to our new SENDIAS guides’ and information pages.

These pages build on the information within our existing leaflets and may be of particular interest to those who want to delve deeper into the law and guidance around a particular topic and thereby feel empowered to move their own situation forward.

You can of course, continue to contact us directly if the information doesn’t cover what you are looking for or you would like to discuss your own situation with us.

As always, the information we provide is based on the what the Law and Statutory Guidance says, but in addition, (depending on the subject), we will also provide some local information and practical tips that we hope will be of help (such as how to write a parental EHC needs assessment request or appeal, how to check your draft EHC plan or how to share concerns about your child’s SEN with your school).

You can access the pages by clicking on one of the boxes below to find their related topics:

Find out about SEN Support in mainstream schools and nurseries. This area also includes information on funding and the various duties on these settings.

Find out about Education, Health and Care Needs Assessment (EHCNA), EHC Plans, Annual Reviews and advice on how to go about choosing your placement of preference.

For information on the various types of appeals, the different options and steps you can take in appealing decisions, and the paperwork you may need to use

School Attendance *******************************(coming soon…)

This section includes information on Exclusions, reduced timetables, school admissions, medical needs and Emotional Based School Avoidance (EBSA)

Pages will continue to be added and updated as time allows so please let us know if we haven’t covered anything that you think would be helpful.

Please note: As we want to create a website that is accessible and as helpful as possible, we welcome any comments or feedback from you that will help us achieve this. If there are any areas of the website that you feel we can improve on, please do let us know by either commenting on the page, or contacting us directly. Thank you!