Graduated Approach for children with SEND

A child who is under compulsory school age has a special educational need if they are likely to have a learning difficulty or disability that calls for special educational provision when they reach compulsory school age or they would do, if special educational provision was not made for them. For children under the age of two, special educational provision means educational provision of any kind.

The High Expectations for All File (Chapter 12) describes a graduated approach to supporting early years children with Special Educational Needs (SEN) which includes the procedures described in the documents below. A guide to additional resources available to support early years children with SEN is available on the Early Years (SEND) page.

You can use the following documents to support you in providing childcare for children with special educational needs.

Additional support

Information Commissioner’s Office (external link) - The General Data Protection Regulation 2018 requires every data controller (e.g. organisation, sole trader) who is processing personal information to register with the ICO, unless they are exempt.

Register as a Food Business - To store, prepare, distribute or sell food at any premises, you must be registered with us. Premises include restaurants, cafes, hotels, shops, canteens, market stalls, mobile catering vans and food delivery vans.


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