Key Documents

Children and Families Act 2014

SEND Code of Practice 2015

Equality Act 2010

Essex Local Offer – ECC and local partners in health, social care, public sector and parents/carers and young people have coproduced an online resource containing the provision and support services available in Essex to children and young people with SEND, their parents and carers, and practitioners.

Ordinarily Available – common set of expectations about the provision and practice that is expected in all Early Years settings, mainstream schools and Post 16 providers for children and young people with SEND.

SEND Information, Advice and Support Service – provide impartial and confidential support over the telephone, or in person, via 0333 013 8913 or

Essex Family Forum – Essex’s Parent Carer forum, ensuring the lived experiences of families in Essex are heard and work with service providers across education, health and social care.

Local Area SEND Strategy - The Essex SEND strategy sets out the county's ambition for a SEND system which is inclusive, equitable and ambitious.

Supporting Children and Young People with Medical Needs – ECC guidance for supporting children with medical conditions in educational settings.