Information and Advice

We’re here for children and young people with special education needs and disabilities, young carers and families. ​We’re on a mission to create a world where all kinds of kids have all kinds of opportunities. ​

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Understanding SEND

An introduction to SEND for people at the start of their SEND journey

National organisations

National organisations that provide support for families with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities.

Who’s who in SEND

A guide to the titles and roles of various professionals you might come across in your SEND journey.

SEND Glossary

There are lots of abbreviations used in the world of Special Educational Needs and Disabilities. Find explanations of the most common ones in our glossary.

What are Special Educational Needs?

Read out guide if you want to find out what special educational needs are.

The Local Offer

Find out what a Local Offer is and how it can help you find services for special educational needs and disabilities.

School meetings

Attending a meeting about your child at school can be difficult. Find out how to get the most from school meetings.

School refusal

How to support a child who is refusing to go to school.

Personal budgets

Explore the range of personal budgets available to families of children and young people with SEND.

Choosing a primary school

Top tips on choosing a primary school for a child with special educational needs or disabilities.

SEND support in schools

Schools are required to provide support to young people with SEND. Find out more in this guide.

SEN Funding

Schools receive funding to support children with SEN. Find out how you can ensure your child gets the support they need.