SEN Support Services
The main principles you need to keep in mind when thinking about your child's needs are:
- all children have the right to an education that enables them to make progress so that they achieve their best, become confident individuals and live fulfilling lives and move successfully towards adulthood, whether that's into work, training or further/higher education;
- all children and young people with SEN should have their needs met, whether they are in early years settings, such as a nursery or child-minder, a school or a college;
- the Local Authority must listen to and have regard for the wishes and feelings of your child and those of your family, must help you and your child to share as fully as possible in decisions that affect you and to offer you and your child support that will help your child do well educationally and prepare for adulthood;
- parents and carers must be given access to impartial information advice and support and know how to challenge decisions they disagree with;
- the Local Authority must involve children and their families and young people in developing local services to support those with SEND, including the Local Offer;
- all services providing help for your child (such as health, social care and education services) must work together to benefit your child.