Out now: parents’ guide to the SEND reforms

20th April 2015

  • The Sheffield Parent Carer Forum has published a guide for parents to the special educational needs and disability (SEND) reforms.

    The booklet is relevant to you if your child or young person:
    – has a statement of SEN
    – has a Learning Difficulty Assessment (also called a Section 139a)
    – is on School Action or School Action Plus
    – is on Early Years Action or Early Years Action Plus
    – is struggling at school, nursery or college and may need extra help

    The guide explains what is changing, how the new processes will work in Sheffield, and how youngsters will make the transition from the old to the new system. It includes a number of useful tips – written by parents, for parents! – as well as a “jargon buster” and a list of useful contacts.

    Click here to download the guide

    Are you a professional who works with parents of youngsters with SEND? We have lots of FREE hardcopies to give away! Please contact us on 0300 321 4721 or email and let us know how many you’d like.