Sources for support that provide SEND advice and guidance.

Read the Steer Education guide to young people's wellbeing and mental health (PDF, 13.MB).

CDC

The Council for Disabled children and young people provides a range of resources to support the implementation of the SEND reforms.

Council for Disabled children and young people website

NASEN

The National Association for Special Educational Needs – has a SEND Gateway, providing free access to high-quality information, resources and training on SEN and disability.

National Association for Special Educational Needs - SEND Gateway

The Autism Education Trust

They provide Autism competency frameworks for schools, early years settings and post 16 providers, each supported with Autism standards for the particular phase of education.

The Autism Education Trust website

National Autistic Society

National Autistic Society website

The Communication Trust

A range of resources, including “Communicating the Code” which provides additional information in relation to children and young people with speech, language and communication needs, to support practitioners to implement the SEND Code of Practice.

The Communication Trust website

The Dyslexia Specific Learning Difficulties Trust (The Dyslexia-SpLD Trust)

The website and a linked micro-site provide a number of resources to support schools and other education providers, as well as parent/carers.

The Dyslexia Specific Learning Difficulties Trust website

The Downs Syndrome Association

A section on its website for professionals covering stages of education from early years to further education.

The Downs Syndrome Association website

NATSIP (the National Sensory Impairment Partnership)

information to support the learning and development of children and young people with hearing and/or visual impairments from early years to post 16.

NatSIP website

Royal National Institute of Blind People

RNIB has a professionals’ area where it provides guidance on teaching and learning for blind and partially sighted children and young people from early years to young adults.

RNIB website

NDCS (the National Deaf Children’s Society)

Their website has a professionals area where it enables the downloading of professional resources to those working with deaf or partially hearing children and young people.

National Deaf Children's Society website

Sutton Parent Carers Forum (SPCF)

The SPCF is run by the Steering Group who are all parent/carers themselves of children and young people with SEND who live in Sutton. We are passionate about, and committed to, improving services including health, leisure, social care and education for children and young people with SEND.

SPCF website

SCOPE

SCOPE provides a support and information resource for teachers and other professionals as well as promoting and facilitating links between teachers.

Scope website

Pdnet

A network for those supporting learners with physical disabilities enables the sharing of a range of professional resources to support the learning and education of children and young people with physical disabilities.

PDNET website