Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND)

The government has made some changes to the support system for disabled children and young people and those with special educational needs (SEN). The new law is called the Children and Families Act and came into effect on 1 September 2014.

It means that professionals from different services will have to work more closely together to give children and young people with special educational needs or a disability the support they need. Children and young people will have more say over what support and services are offered in their local area, and more help will be available for young people as they prepare for adulthood.

Trafford SEND Policy

This Trafford SEND Policy sets out our principles, aims and objectives and policy relating special educational needs and disability. It covers local authority and health responsibilities to ensure that the additional needs of children identified with SEN and those with a disability are met in a timely and effective way. It also covers the respective responsibilities of early years settings, schools, academies and post 16 providers.  

Trafford’s Accessibility Strategy supports schools it is responsible for in meeting the needs of disabled pupils and raising their attainment.

Local Offer

Our Local Offer gives information about what support services we expect to be available in Trafford for children and young people with special educational needs or a disability and their families .

We have to get feedback on our Local Offer from young people and their families. We must show what feedback we have been given and say how we are going to make improvements to our Local Offer and services.

Our Local Offer is available online on the Trafford Service Directory. If you prefer to get the information in a different way, such as over the phone or in the post, you can contact our Family Information Service. They will help you find out about the support that is available for you.