Coronavirus is currently affecting how certain SEND Local Offer services are running. You can get more information about how these services are being affected here.
Vicky Ford MP, the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Children and Families, has written an open letter outlining how the Government plans to meet the needs of children and young people with SEND during this challenging time.
A DfE/DHSC ministerial letter was also written to children and young people with SEND, their families and those who support them.
We are having to make some major changes to our short breaks services due to limited availability and closures. Visit our short breaks coronavirus update page to get more information.
The government has published guidance to reflect the actions special schools and other specialist settings need to take to support full opening from the start of the 2020 autumn term.
Specialist Resource Base (SRB) referrals and placements are currently working differently. Visit our Specialist Resource Bases page to find out more.