Assessing a child or young person for special educational needs (SEN) or disabilities

Initially, if you are concerned that your child or young person may have special educational needs (SEN) or disabilities, you should talk to your child or young person’s teacher, early years worker or the lead for SEN in the college.

If the school, early years setting or college has identified that your child or young person has, or believes that your child or young person could have, special educational needs or disabilities they will assess them and put in place support to meet their needs.

If your child is not in school or nursery, contact our Special Educational Needs Team, your health visitor  or your GP.

Further infomation

Need more help?

Contact the Information, Advice and Support Service for free, impartial information, advice and support for parents and carers of children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND). Support is also offered to children and young people with SEND. They can also help provide information in a non-web format.