This article summarises some of the key points of the Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) Code of Practice. For more advice and guidance on supporting pupils with SEND, have a look at our hub for SEN management.
It's statutory for all schools
The SEND code of practice provides statutory guidance on the SEND system for children and young people aged 0 to 25.
All schools must have regard to the code when taking decisions relating to pupils with SEN or disabilities.
This is explained on page 13 of the code and section 77 of the Children and Families Act 2014.
Involve parents and young people in decisions
Your local authority (LA) must make sure parents and pupils are involved in discussions and decisions about their individual support and local provision.
Expressing their opinion on matters affecting them, and having