SEND and Disabilities

Disabilities


Many children and young people who have SEN may also have a disability. A disability is described in law as 'a physical or mental impairment which has a long-term (a year or more) and substantial adverse effect on their ability to carry out normal day-to-day activities.'

The Equality Act 2010 contains more information about what a disability is and what should be done by early years providers, schools, colleges, other educational settings and local authorities to support children and young people with a disability.

The Equality Act 2010 (opens in a new window)

Worcestershire County Council has information on a range of different services and support options available.

Worcestershire County Council Disabilities (link opens in a new window)