Find out about what special educational needs or disabilities (SEND) means and the legal definition.
Scans, checks and reviews can find out if your baby has a health condition, special educational needs or a disability.
Contact your child's nursery, playgroup, childminder, school, college or Amaze, our local Information, Advice and Support service.
Find GPs, dentists, pharmacies, mental health support, charities and centres for children with special educational needs and disabilities.
How to get support provided by our council, called social care, for children and young people 0 to 25 years old.
Most children and young people who have special educational needs or disabilities get the support they need from their childcare provider, school or college without an EHC plan.
What is an education, health and care (EHC) plan, who can ask for an education, health and care (EHC) assessment how the process works.
Find support in East Sussex and West Sussex for children and young people with special educational needs or disabilities.
Schools will work with you and your child to provide support with their special educational needs or disabilities.
Nurseries, playgroups and childminders can provide advice and work with you and your child to provide support with their special educational needs or disabilities.
Codes of practice, acts and legislation that explains how children with difficulties should be supported and what their rights are.
Who’s involved in providing support and care, and how health professionals can help you and your child.
Find out about short breaks (respite care) for children with SEND.
There are two different occupational therapy services available to children and young people in Brighton & Hove.
Short breaks services for all families of children with SEND available without an assessment.
Short breaks services for families of children with SEND that require an assessment from a social worker.
Our health occupational therapy service works with children and young people to help develop or increase the skills they need to use in their everyday lives.
The social care occupational therapy service aims to enhance children's abilities and independence at home.
Schools and colleges use the Assess, Plan, Do, Review process to support your child, also known as the graduated approach.
Support for children who have special educational needs and disabilities, and their families. We call this our Local Offer.
Who to contact if you’re moving house and your child has special educational needs or disabilities.
You may be able to get free transport to school, bus passes and discounts, free parking and taxi vouchers to help you get around.
What's on offer locally for children and young people with special educational needs (SEND) .
Groups and courses can be great ways to meet other parents and swap tips, and share resources. Find advice and information on our Local Offer.
Find information, advice and support for young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND).
If a child or young person does not attend school, or finds it very difficult to attend school full time because they have social communication difficulties, they could get support. We call this support our social communication resource.