Parents are very aware of how their child is growing and developing. A child may have a known disability at birth, or it may become apparent later that they may need additional support with their learning.
There is a lot of help out there for families to help them spot and assess any special educational needs or disabilities that their child may have.
For children up to the age of five
Support for children with additional needs - birth to school age
Supporting childcare settings to include all children
Education, health, adult and children's social care services information