Further Education

ALL Further Education providers must meet the duties set out in Chapter 7 of the SEND Code of Practice 0-25.

Chapter 7 of the SEND Code of Practice 0-25  provides guidance on the statutory duties on further education colleges, sixth form colleges, 16-19 academies and some independent specialist colleges approved under Section 41 of the Children and Families Act 2014. Furthermore it explains what Further Education providers or their governing bodies must do in order to identify; and make provision to meet the Special Educational Needs of each young person.

The provision should always be focused around outcomes and should be reviewed regularly as described in the Code of Practice.

REMEMBER – These duties apply whether your child has an Education, Health and Care (EHC) Plan or not.

Click below to access Section 7 of the Code of Practice to read the duties of Schools and to SEND IAS fact sheets.


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