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Special educational needs and disability code of practice: 0-25 years

The SEND (Special Educational Needs and Disability) code of practice: 0-25 years is now available to download from the GOV.UK website.   

This statutory code is for:

  • headteachers and principals
  • governing bodies
  • school and college staff
  • SEN coordinators
  • early education providers
  • health and social services staff
  • local authorities

It applies to:

  • maintained schools
  • pupil referral units (PRUs)
  • academies and free schools
  • non-maintained special schools
  • colleges

It will also be of interest to parents, carers and young people, who should use it alongside the ‘SEND: guide for parents and carers’.

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SEND code of practice: 0 to 25 years

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