National and local SEND policies

There is legislation, strategy and guidance documentation which underpins SEND services both nationally, and in Walsall.

Walsall SEND strategies and policies

National guidance and policies for SEND services

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, from 1 September 2014.

SEND support: easy read guide for parents - Guide for parents with learning disabilities, explaining changes to the special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) system.

SEND support: easy read guide for children and young people - Guide for children and young people with learning disabilities on changes to the special needs educational and disability (SEND) system.

Equality Act 2010 - Information and guidance on the Equality Act 2010, including age discrimination and public sector Equality Duty.

Supporting pupils with medical conditions at school - Statutory guidance about the support that pupils with medical conditions should receive at school.

Special educational needs and disability regulations 2014 - Sets out the detailed requirements on local authorities for assessing children and young people's education, health and care needs and where necessary, drawing up Education, Health and Care plans.

Ofsted - The Office for Standards in Education, Children's Services and Skills responsible for inspecting educational institutions, including state schools and some independent schools.

Care Quality Commission (CQC) - The independent regulator of health and social care in England.