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Guides and advice

SEND support (PDF 134.1KB)

Social care: guide to the 0 to 25 - SEND code of practice (PDF 342.9KB)

A guide for parents and carers who deal with with children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) and their families.

Schools: guide to the 0 to 25 - SEND code of practice (PDF 459.6KB)

The guide explains the duties and responsibilities of schools and alternative provision settings who deal with children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) and their families.

Making it personal:3 (MIP3) (link opens in new window). KIDS will build on the successful Making It Personal: 2 (MIP2) in order to deliver MIP3, which will:

  • explore innovative solutions to unlock the potential of using base and high needs block funding to develop Educational Personal Budgets
  • improve engagement and understanding of young people with personal budgets 
  • produce guidance on Personal Budgets for Educational establishments and young people

Special educational needs and disabilities: a guide for parents and carers (PDF 566.6KB)

A guide on the support system for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND), for parents and carers.

SEND Parent & Young Person Partnership service provide free, confidential and impartial SEND information, advice & support in an education setting.

I CAN (link opens in new window) organisation

I CAN is the children’s communication charity. They are experts in helping children develop the speech, language and communication skills they need to thrive in a 21st century world.

Mencap (link opens in new window)

Mencap is the leading voice of learning disability. Everything Mencap does is about valuing and supporting people with a learning disability, and their families and carers.

A Guide to Personal Budgets (PDF 258.7KB) for Children and Young People with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities in Central Bedfordshire

Information for parents and carers about Educational Psychologists (PDF 33KB) (EPs)

Educational Services to Support Children in the Early Years (PDF 86KB)

Does your child have difficulties with co-ordination? (PDF 773.7KB)

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