|1. How schools and other Educational settings support children with SEND||2. SEN Support Guidance|
2. SEN Support Guidance Document
This document is a guide to what education providers should be able to offer to learners from birth to 25 years, who have identified special educational needs, so they can achieve their best, become confident individuals living fulfilling lives and make a successful transition into adulthood.
The document has been developed with Lincolnshire's Parent Carer Forum, Special Educational Needs Co-ordinators (SENCo) from a range of 0 – 25 settings, specialist educational services and health colleagues. Whilst its aim is primarily to provide guidance to professionals, it is also hoped it can offer information to children, young people and their families about what support may be routinely available in all settings. This guidance forms part of Lincolnshire's Local Offer.
The document offers guidance and advice on the range of special educational needs that children and young people may experience and information on how these difficulties might manifest themselves in children and young people, the range of strategies settings can implement to address these needs, and on specialist services and agencies that may be able to contribute to support settings.
It is designed to reinforce that supporting children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) is a 'whole setting' responsibility, involving staff at all levels across Lincolnshire's education settings, from nursery provision to post 16 colleges and providers.