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Information for education settings and professionals

SEND information for education settings and professionals

Find out more information about our SEND services, including educational psychology, early years SEND Team, SEN Team and head of service for special educational needs and/or disability (SEND).

Forms, documents and information for professionals

In this section you will find professional paperwork, guides, templates and links relating to SEND services, which may be of use to you.

EHC documents

Annual reviews

Find out further information on annual reviews for children with SEND.

The Central Bedfordshire Family Information Directory provides information, advice and a database of local providers - including SEND services. It also has information about local children’s centres, nurseries, pre-schools and childminders.


Find more about individual schools and their Local Offer provision in our schools directory.

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Other resources

  • Whole School SEND Consortium SEND Review Guides provides a suite of SEND review guides that will help you to evaluate and improve provision for children and young people with SEND in your school (guides can be downloaded at the bottom of the page)
  • SEND Gateway is an online portal offering education professionals free, easy access to high quality information, resources and training for meeting the needs of children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND)
  • Nasen: Focus on SEND Training – Focus on SEND training is a free course aiming to help teachers and educational practitioners working across the 0 – 25 years age range to develop high quality practice in order to better meet the needs of their learners with SEND
  • Nasen: Early Years SEND Resources offers a range of resources providing information on SEND topics, including webcasts, miniguides, focus on SEND training (structured course) and face-to-face training materials
  • mental health toolkit (PDF 3.9MB) – promotes emotional health, wellbeing and resilience using a whole school and college approach. The aim of this toolkit is to enable Central Bedfordshire schools/colleges to adopt a holistic approach to promoting emotional wellbeing for its pupils/ students and staff, which aligns with our Children and Young People’s Plan (2018-2021), available on the First Hand website
  • the Disability Matters website offers a range of free e-learning courses, training materials and resources
  • Central Bedfordshire’s PSHE Network provides schools and colleges with up to date resources and training opportunities, locally and nationally on topics such as health conditions and mental health and wellbeing
  • SEND Bitesize is a half termly bitesized e-briefing, offering you information in the areas of special education needs and disability. Your number one guide in SEND Written by teachers for teachers
  • definition of SEND need for school census

Post-16 providers

Find out about post-16 providers

Out-of-county providers

Find out more information on out-of-county providers

Deciding on an education setting

Find out about deciding on an education setting.

Local Safeguarding Children's Board (LSCB)

Find out more about the Local Safeguarding Children’s Board (LSCB)


Find out more about how you can help to safeguard children

Legislation and statutory guidance

Find out more information on Legislation and Statutory Guidance relating to children/young people with SEND

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