Accessibility Options

Together with parents/carers, schools and settings, health professionals and voluntary and community organisations, we produce and review a range of information on ‘Understanding special educational needs and disability and what to do’. These are sometimes referred to as the Integrated Pathways.

We include information on what to expect from services with whom the child and family may come in contact in health; the local authority; early years settings; schools; Further Education (FE); training; employment and the voluntary and community sector (0-25 Years). This is to ensure children and young people and their families can experience a ‘joined up’ approach placing them at the centre of planning and decision making.

We describe how  a child or young person’s needs might be first identified (0-5 years, 5-16 years and post 16). Evidence-based interventions are described.  Further information is included on access and eligibility to specialist provision; assessments; wider support for the family and transition into adulthood.

The information is updated regularly based on feedback and comments from parents and carers, young people and providers of services. 


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Cognition and Learning

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Hearing Impairment

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Speech, Language and Communication

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Visual Impairment

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Social, Emotional and Mental Health

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Contact details

For further information or to feedback, please contact:
Teresa Grady, SEND Strategic Development Manager
Email: [email protected]  

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