SEN/EHC Information

Family services

The go-to place for SEN & Disability information is the Lincolnshire Family Services Directory.       Click icon to browse or search.        See also GAIN introduction to the SEND Local offer and links for support.

Ace Education

ACE Education provides independent information for parents on education issues in England.       Click icon for an introduction to Special Educational Needs and related issues.       See also home      parents – for more educational issues

EHC plans

An education health and care plan sets out how children and young people should receive support for their special educational needs (SEN) at school and college.       Click icon for the National Autistic Society’s guide.        See also the official outline.

Team around the child

Team around the child has put together a guide in the form of letters to parents and professionals to introduce key experiences faced by many families in this situation and to highlight their needs.        Click icon to browse the guide intended to support families of children with complex needs and the professionals who care for them.        See also background.

Official publicity

Click the icon on the left for an introduction to Liase – an official source SEND information.       It has a list of booklets down the right margin.

Click icon on the right to browse a single overall guide.       It touches on the Graduated Approach under the heading Working Together Team – page 27.       For more about this approach see:  Graduated Approach

Look it up

Contact offers a range of pages to do with education & learning with SEN.       Click icon to browse.

Parents’ View

The Special needs Jungle is a parent-led resource offering information and informed opinion about children and young people with SEN.

  • See  SEND flowcharts      EHC plans  for example.
  • Their SEND Info menu, at top of screen, offers more detail about Special Educational Needs.        Hover over it to see what is there.
  • Education may be linked to health these days.         See their Health menu.
  • Also, how are the SEN & Disability reforms of 2014 going?       See Education News.


SPELL is a framework for understanding and responding to the needs of children and adults with autism.       It stands for Structure, Positive approaches and expectations, Empathy, Low arousal, Links.      Click icon to find out more.

SEND code of practice

The SEND code of practice lays out the statutory guidance for organisations such as schools who work with children who have Special Educational Needs.        Liase talks about it as the parent’s bible for SEND meetings.       Alternatively, see publication.

  • Chapter 6 – This chapter applies mostly to mainstream schools. (Page 91)       Liase says to print this chapter and use highlighters and a pencil to note each paragraph for use at your SEN meeting at school.
  • Chapter 9 – This chapter covers all the key stages in statutory assessment and planning and preparing the Education, Health and Care (EHC) plan.

2014 SEND changes

Education Health and Care plans were introduced in 2014, replacing the Statement of Educational Needs.        Click icon to find out how things changed.


Our SEN/EHC Support page has quite a bit of information that could help with troubleshooting.        Click icon to view.