SEND and Disabilities

The term SEND is used if a child or young person has a Special Educational Need and/or Disability.

A child or young person of compulsory school age is said to have SEND if

  1. they have a significantly greater difficulty in learning that the majority of others of the same age
  2. they have a disability which prevents or hinders them from making use of educational facilities of a kind generally provided for others of the same age in mainstream schools or mainstream post-16 institutions

Disability Care & Support

SEND Support

Worcestershire County Council leads on a range of services and support for SEND. To find out further information please visit the websites below.

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Worcestershire SEND Local Offer

The Worcestershire Local Offer provides information about provision families can expect to be available across education, health and social care for children and young people who have Special Educational Need (SEN) or are disabled.

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SEND Support in Schools and Education Health Care Plans (EHCP)

For information on SEND support in schools available through The Local Offer, information about EHCP plans, early years SEND, Post 16 and post 18 support.


SEND Information, Advice and Support Service (SENDIASS)

SENDIASS gives impartial and neutral advice. They support parents/carers of children with SEND, children and young people themselves and provide many services to facilitate support.

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Choices - career magazines and booklets

Choices is a careers and advice booklet that will help you to understand the wide range of career choices and opportunities available to you across Worcestershire.