In this section of our Local Offer you will find information about the educational provision available in Brent for school-age children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND). 

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Supporting children with SEND

If you think your child may have SEND, you should talk to their early years setting, school or college. Confidential help and advice is available from Brent SEND Information, Advice and Support Service (SENDIASS).

Some children and young people who have been identified as having more complex educational needs will receive support at their setting through an education, health and care (EHC) planOther children who do not require an EHC plan, but have special educational needs, may receive SEN support in school, as well as other specialist services from outside their setting.

In Brent, our outreach teams work with early years settings and mainstream schools to help them provide high-quality provision and support for families of children and young people with SEND. They are:

Brent’s Educational Psychology Service also works with nurseries, schools and colleges to support the inclusion and wellbeing of children and young people with SEND.

What must schools do?

Schools and colleges are legally required to make arrangements to support children and young people with SEND and receive fundingto do this. The SEND Code of Practice says they must also publish a SEND Information Report detailing the services and support they provide. Brent has produced guidance for schools regarding the SEND minimum standards that should be met.   

School places for SEND

Local authorities must ensure there are sufficient good school places for all pupils, including those with SEND. Brent is receiving £1.89 million to create additional places and has produced a plan detailing how it will invest in this allocation. Read more about our proposals to create additional school places and let us know your views.