Information on the rights of disabled children in education; contacts to local government providers; charitable organisations concerned with the disabled and education; organisations that provide information on accessible technology.
Special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) can affect a child or young person’s ability to learn. They can affect their:
- behavior or ability to socialise, for example they struggle to make friends
- reading and writing, for example because they have dyslexia
- ability to understand things
- concentration levels, for example because they have ADHD
- physical ability
Who to talk to
If you think your child may have special educational needs, contact the SENco-ordinator, or ‘SENCO’ in your child’s school or nursery.
Contact your local council if your child isn’t in a school or nursery.
Your local Information, Advice and Support (IAS) Service can give you advice about SEND.