Services for Young Children

Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Code of Practice 0-25 years

A child or young person has a special educational need or disability (SEND) if he or she has a learning difficulty, which calls for special provision to be made for him or her.

The new SEND Code of Practice defines a child with a learning difficulty as a child who has greater difficulty learning than the majority of children of the same age or has a disability which prevents or hinders the child from making use of educational facilities provided for children of the same age.