Special Education Needs and Disability (SEND)

Special Education Needs and Disability (SEND)

From 1st September 2014, a new system for supporting children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND), and their parents, came into effect (SEND guides and information).  The new system aims to ensure that any support your child gets, from their school or other setting, such as their nursery or childminder, should meet their needs, these also include health needs.

Local Authorities – for Liverpool it is Liverpool City Council – must publish a "Local Offer".  The Local Offer sets out in one place information about provision across education, health and social care to support children and young people with SEND. You can access the Local Offer here.

For specific queries about health in relation to SEND you can also contact the CCG’s Designated Clinical Offer for SEND at email: dco.liverpool@nhs.net

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