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Special Education Needs and Disability Code of Practice 0 to 25

Parents/ carers

The government have made this SEND reform guide for parents.

Parents SEND reforms guide

You may also wish to access the full SEND Code of Practice

SEND Code of Practice 2015

Health professionals


This guide is designed to help clinical commissioning groups (CCGs), local authorities and health professionals understand their statutory duties in relation to the special educational needs and disability (SEND) reforms in the Children and Families Act 2014. It draws out the health elements from the statutory 0-25 SEN and Disability Code of Practice and will help you navigate the full document.

Health Professionals Guide / SEND Code of Practice 0-25

It is not a substitute for the Code of Practice and has no statutory basis. The main duties that CCGs, local authorities and health professionals must have regard to are highlighted here and links are given to the relevant sections of the Code. It is important that they familiarise themselves with the full version of the statutory guidance in addition to reading this guide.

Social Care Professionals

This guide is for social care professionals. It is designed to help social care practitioners and commissioners understand their statutory duties under the special educational needs and disability reforms in the Children and Families Act 2014. It draws out the social care elements from the statutory 0 to 25 SEND Code of Practice and will help you navigate the full document.

Social Care Guide / Code of practice SEND 0 to 25 guide

The document is not a substitute for the Code of Practice and has no statutory basis. It highlights the main duties to which social care professionals must have regard and gives links to the relevant sections of the Code. It is important that professionals familiarise themselves with the full version of the statutory guidance in addition to reading this guide.

Education professionals

This guide is designed to help those listed below to understand their statutory duties and responsibilities under the reforms in the Children and Families Act 2014 in relation to children in their care who have or may have special educational needs or disabilities (SEND):

  • Governing bodies of schools, including non-maintained special schools
  • Proprietors of academies (including free schools, University Technical Colleges and Studio Schools)
  • The management committees of pupil referral units
  • Independent schools and independent specialist providers approved under Section 41 of the Children and Families Act 2014

In this guide ‘schools’ refers to all of the above, unless otherwise stated.

This guide (and the full Code of Practice) is also relevant for school leadership teams, SEN co-ordinators (SENCOs) and all classroom teachers, since it is they who will have the most day-to-day contact with pupils who have SEN or disabilities and will be responsible for delivering programmes of support for them. It is important that the entire school community understands the reforms in the 0 to 25 SEND Code of Practice and adopts a ‘whole school’ approach to supporting pupils who have SEN or disabilities.

The guide draws out elements of the full 0 to 25 SEND Code of Practice that relate to schools, as well as wider aspects that all those who work with children and young people with SEN or disabilities and their families should have regard to.

This document is not a substitute for the full Code of Practice and has no statutory basis. The main duties that schools must have regard to are highlighted here and links are given to the relevant sections of the Code – it is important that schools familiarise themselves with the full version of the statutory guidance in the Code in addition to reading this guide.

SEND Guide for schools and alternative provision settings

SEND - Guide for further education providers

Last reviewed: 22/09/2017

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