SEND Code of Practice

Governmental guidance on the SEND system for children and young people aged 0 to 25.

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This website provides impartial, confidential information, advice and support for parents of children and young people with SEN or disabilities.

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Schools’ Information Portal

The Schools’ Information Portal website (SIP) contains useful information for everyone involved with schools. Most of the site is free to access, but some areas are only available with a paid subscription.

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IPSEA offers free and independent legally based information, advice and support to help get the right education for children and young people with all kinds of special educational needs and disabilities.

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Special Needs Jungle

Parent-led information, resources and informed opinion about children and young people (aged 0-25) with SEND.

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Derbyshire Carers Association 

Derbyshire Carers Association recognise that the responsibility of caring for someone who cannot manage at home without help often places great physical and emotional strain upon the Carer.

Whether you care for someone for a few hours a week or for 24 hours a day, Derbyshire Carers Association offers a wide range of confidential and independent services.

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Derby’s SEND Local Offer

You may be feeling worried. You may find it is an emotional time. You are not alone. 

Derby’s SEND Local Offer help and support you on your SEND journey as best they can.

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Contact support families with the best possible guidance and information. They bring families together to support each other. And help families to campaign, volunteer and fundraise to improve life for themselves and others.

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Umbrella supports any family with a disabled child aged 0 to 30. Umbrella is able to support a child or young person no matter what their disability as their services are person-centred to meet individual needs.

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Council For Disabled Children

Working collaboratively, from policy into practice, to ensure the best outcomes for children and young people.

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