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).
You can read about:
- Back to school information - September 2020
- Special schools in Brent
- Additionally resourced provision in our mainstream schools for pupils with SEND
- The admissions process for children with SEND
- Independent special schools and post-16 colleges
- Further education and training providers
- Adult learning
- Project SEARCH - supported internship programme
- Local careers advice
Supporting children with SEND
If you think your child may have SEND, you should talk to their early years setting, school or college. If you need confidential help and advice to do this, contact Brent SEND Information, Advice and Support Service.
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) plan. Other 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, there are a number of teams who support children and young people with SEND and their families. They include:
- Early Years Inclusion Support Team
- Brent Sensory Support Service
- Brent Outreach Autism Team (BOAT)
- Educational Psychology Service
- Family Solutions Service
- Targeted Inclusion Service
- Wellbeing and Emotional Support Team (WEST)
- Brent SEND Advisory Team (SAT)
- A range of health services
Schools and colleges are legally required to make arrangements to support children and young people with SEND and receive funding to 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 more school places and let us know your views.