Published June 2014. This is statutory guidance for organisations which work with and support children and young people with special educational needs or disabilities. It relates to part 3 of the Children and Families Act 2014.
As a result of the Children’s and Families Act 2014 it is the responsibility of the local authority to develop and publish a Local Offer setting out the support they expect to be available for local children and young people with special educational needs (SEN) or disabilities.
Parents have evaluated the usefulness of our report and they made the following comments: “Very informative;” “Questions and answers are very clear;” “It was really useful to read;” “It is good to know that I can read this before coming into school.”
All schools must publish a school SEND policy to describe the school provision for pupils with SEND.
All schools must comply with government legislation and have an Access Audit and an Accessibility Plan which is reviewed every 3 years. The purpose of this plan is to show how this school intends, over time, to increase the accessibility of our school for disabled pupils. Definition of Disability: ‘A person has a disability if he or she has a physical or mental impairment that has a substantial and long-term adverse effect on his or her ability to carry out normal day to day activities.’