Guidance & Toolkits


SEND Code of Practice: 0-25 years:

Guidance on the special educational needs and disability (SEND) system for children and young people aged 0 to 25

Person Centre Approaches Guidance:

Person centred planning places the young person and their family at the centre of decision making.  It requires the young person to be recognised as an individual with strengths and challenges, likes and dislikes.  Person centred planning tools such as one page profiles, working / not working and important to / important for can help with planning support that reflects the individual needs, strengths and aspirations of the young person and their family.

Council For Disabled Children:

CDC is a national charity that works closely with Government Departments to bring together views from the disabled children’s sector and to influence policy.  They have a resource hub offering a range of information, practice guidance and toolkits

Preparing For Adulthood:

The Preparing for Adulthood programme (PfA) is funded by the Department for Education as part of the delivery support for the SEN and disability reforms.  It is a partnership between the National Development Team for inclusion (NDTi) and the Council for Disabled Children (CDC). The partnership brings together a wide range of expertise and experience of working with young people and families, at a local and national level and across government, to support young people into adulthood with paid employment, good health, independent living options and friends, relationships and community inclusion.  PFA offer a range of guidance on delivering services to support young people with SEND as they move into adulthood. 

A Guide to Supporting a Child who is Struggling to Attend School:

An in-depth guidance document about the ways schools can support a child who may be struggling to maintain their attendance. This resource is a useful guide for parent carers about what help schools could put in place to try to combat attendance concerns.