The Children and Families Act (2014) introduced many changes to support for young people in Education with Special Educational Needs Disabilities (SEND). In England, Statements of Special Educational Needs and Learning Difficulty Assessments have now been replaced by Education, Health and Care (EHC) Plans.
In Gloucestershire, there is a graduated pathway to support all children with additional needs. If you have any concerns about your child's development, talk to the school in the first instance. Your child's SENCO will be able to help with any questions you may have.
You will be able to find out more information about how schools support children and young people with SEND in the Local Offer description for each school, and from the School's SEN Information Report. You can also find out about more information in the 'related information' articles on the directory. You will find this information when you click on 'View all services' on the right hand side of the screen, and then you will see related information articles listed at the top.
For general information about education, visit the Education section within the Family Information Directory.
During the COVID-19 outbreak in partnership with the Gloucestershire Parent Carer Forum, SENDIASS Gloucestershire and Gloucestershire Carers Hub, Gloucestershire County Council and NHS Gloucestershire Clinical Commissioning Group coproduced information for Parent Carers to keep them up to date with changing guidance and support for families to access.
New guidance for parent carers around support available to help care for children with additional needs during the Covid-19 crisis click here
For up to date information about local services, what’s going on in Gloucestershire and more, take a look at the new Families in Partnership Newsletter.