SEND A-Z information directory


ADHD NICE Guidance  - This guideline covers recognising, diagnosing and managing attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children, young people and adults. ( see 'J' for judicial review)

ADHD Strategies and support

Annual reviews SOSSEN: What annual reviews are for, how to prepare for them and what happens after an annual review.

Appeal: A Guide to the SEN Tribunal by Aoife Murray, SEN Specialist. Douglas Silas Solicitors

Appeal: Appeals as part of the National Trial -Ipsea Charity 

Appeal: Advice on mediation - SEN help

Appeal: Advice on Tribunal appeals - Contact

Appeal: Download the forms needed for appeals - SEN help

Appeal: Guidance for producing a First Tier Tribunal Bundle - Guidance for producing a Tribunal Bundle for the First-tier Tribunal SEND (SEND40)

Appeal: Preparing for an appeal - Ipsea Charity

​Appeal: When can you appeal to the First Tier Tribunal, SENDIST?

Aphasia -Child Neurology Foundation

Apraxia (Speech sounds)  

Auditory Processing Disorder - Great Ormond Street Hospital

Autism Act - National Autistic Society


Behavioural difficulties - Beacon House

Bercow 10 years on  a report - on the state of provision for children’s speech, language and communication needs (SLCN) 

Blind - Support and advice from RSBC

Blue Badge Scheme  - Information from your local council.

Brain Injury (ABI) Acquired Brain Injury 


Case Law Noddy Guide 2019

Case Law updates 

CDC’s case law digest service provides essential updates on the latest judicial decisions affecting disabled children and young people and those with SEN. 

Cerebral Palsy Support for people affected by Cerebral Palsy

Cerebal Palsy  Speech therapy for Cerebral Palsy explained

(SEND) Code of Practice 2014 Guidance on the special educational needs and disability (SEND) system for children and young people aged 0 to 25, from 1 September 2014

Children and Families Act 2014

Communication Friendly Environment - Tips from Communication Trust (PDF)

Complaints about a local authority -Information and model letter from Ipsea

Council Tax Discounts - for disabled people 


Deafness - National Deaf Children's Society 

Deaf Information - British Deaf Association 

Developmental Language Disorder (DLD) - What is DLD?

Diabetes UK - Charity

Diabetes JDRF - Information and support for Type 1 Diabetes

Disability Rights

Disabled Children's legal Handbook Available to download or buy An accessible guide to the legal rights of disabled children and their families in England and Wales.

Disabled Students Allowance 

Advice for disabled young people going to university

Disability Discrimination - Ipsea

Disability Discrimination - Child Law Advice

Disability Discrimination Technical Guidance for Schools - EHRC

Down's Syndrome Association

Down's Syndrome Education Advice, Research, Information

Down syndrome community news: Making Chromosomes Count

Draft EHCP - SENhelp

Draft EHCP. Negotiate a Draft EHCP - SOSSEN

Draft EHCP - Model letter: Responding to an EHCP draft

Dyscalculia - Maths difficulties and Dyscalculia

Dyslexia - General information

Dyspraxia - Dyspraxia Foundation

Dysphagia - RCSLT


EHCP: EHC Assessments - Ipsea

EHCP: EHC assessment: how to request an assessment. - What must happen in an EHC assessment. How to appeal a decision 

EHCP: EHC assessment -Model letter: Request an EHC assessment

EHCP: EHC assessment: From requesting an assessment to appealing a decision  - SOSSEN


EHCP: EHCP provision -Model letter: Complaining when the provision is not being made

EHCP: Draft EHCP - SENhelp

EHCP: Draft EHCP. Negotiate a Draft EHCP - SOSSEN

EHCP: Draft EHCP - Model letter: Responding to an EHCP draft

Encephalitis: Advice and information - Eden Dora Trust 

Epliepsy Action

Equality Act 2010 Guidance

Equality Act (Disability) Regulations 2010

Equality Advisory and Support Service Advice, support, helpline

Exclusions Advice - Ipsea

Exclusions Advice and Free Representation - School Exclusion Project 

Exclusion and Disability Discrimination Ipsea

Exclusions. Informal Exclusion - Ipsea

Exclusions What is legal? - Information from NCB, Ipsea ASCL, 


FAQ's about Funding in schools for SEND

Foetal Alcohol Syndrome

Fragile X Syndrome

Funding information for SEND provision -SENhelp


Global Developmental Delay

Glue Ear


Hearing loss, Hearing Impairment

Hypermobility - Hypermobility Syndromes Association


IPSEA Charity - Ipsea offer free independent information, advice, support and training

Irlen Syndrome


Judicial Review Information - SOSSEN

Judicial Review Blog - Why judicial review is a real remedy in SEND and disability cases. By Steve Broach, Barrister


Learning difficulties. Learning disabilities

Local Government Ombudsman (LGO)

How can parents get involved with inspections? Blog by Claire Ryan

Local Area SEND Inspections. Where are we now? - Blog by Matt Keer 

Local Offer - SEN help  


Mediation advice - SEN help

Multi Sensory Impairment - Sensory support service

Occupational Therapy - What is occupational therapy?


Find an Inspection report

Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD) and Conduct Disorder


Personal Budgets and Direct Payments

Physiotherapy - What is Physiotherapy? 

Preparing for Adulthood A guide 


School Attendance and Attendance Awards help for Parents of Children with Medical Conditions PDF

SENDIST Tribunal  -What the first tier tribunal does (also see 'Appeals')

Sensory Processing Difficulties - Video 

Sensory Processing Difficulties - Info

Sensory Processing Difficulties - Book 

Sensory Processing Difficulties - Top tips for everyday life

Social care information, advice and support - Inclusion London has worked with solicitors and specialists such as professor Luke Clements to put together resources to help disabled people and DDPOs understand how the system should work and what the law says.

Social Emotional Mental Health Needs (SEMH) - Toolkit from nasen

Social Emotional Mental Health Needs (SEMH) - Beacon House

Social Communication Disorder. Semantic Pragmatic Disorder - RCSLT

Solicitors: HCB

Solicitors: Irwin Mitchell

Solicitors: Simpson Millar

Solicitors: Sinclairs Law

SOS!SEN Charity - SOS!SEN offer a free, independent and confidential telephone helpline, drop in advice centres and information.

Special Educational Needs and Disability Regulations 2014 England Amendments

Special Educational Needs Code of Practice 2014

Special Educational Needs Code of Practice Guide - Douglas Silas Solicitors

Specific Learning difficulty

Speech and Language Therapy Factsheet - RCSLT

Speech, Language and Communication needs Information for Student Teachers - Communication Trust

Speech, Language and Communication Needs CPD for Teachers - Communication Trust

Speech Sound Disorder - Child Mind

Stammering -

Statistics - SEND funding/expenditure/number of students, etc - Access to Education

Supporting Speech, Language and Communication Needs - Communication Trust

Supporting Pupils with Medical Conditions at School - Statutory guidance about the support that pupils with medical conditions should receive at school.


#TeamSEND - You can find others within the SEND community for advice or support on Twitter by searching the hashtag #TeamSEND

Template letters 

Transport advice -Simpson Millar Solicitors

Transport blog -By @KaraChrome

Transport support- SENTAS provides parents and young adults with information, advice and advocacy around issues with SEND home to school and college transport

Trauma Advice Information and Resources - Beacon House

Tribunals-Also see 'Appeals'

Tourettes Action 


Visual Impairment -RSCB

Visual Processing difficulties