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Special Educational Needs and Disability - Code of Practice

The Children and Families Act (2014) reformed legislation relating to children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND).

The SEND Code of Practice is statutory guidance for organisations that work with and support children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities. It sets out duties, policies and procedures relating to Part 3 of the Children and Families Act 2014 and associated regulations, and it applies to England.

The following bodies must ‘have regard to’ the Code:

  • Local authorities – education, social care and relevant housing, employment and other services.
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