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Education, health or care plans

The Information Advice and Support Service provides impartial information for parents, children and young people on special educational needs and disability. Staff and volunteers offer personal contact and support with paperwork, attend meetings in school and with the local authority, provide information on voluntary groups and other sources of help including the local offer.

The service is available to parents whose children have special educational needs (SEN) as soon as their needs are identified and at any age from birth until age 25 years.

Section 324 of the Education Act 1996 requires the governing bodies of all maintained schools to admit a child with an education, health and care plan that names their school. Academies will normally be subject to a similar requirement through their agreement with the Department for Education.

For more information contact our special education needs team.