Special educational needs service

The Special Educational Needs Service’s role is to meet the Local Authority's statutory duties under the relevant legislation.

This includes the Education Act 1996, the Learning and Skills Act 2000 and the Children and Families Act 2014.

Special Educational Needs Service

What does the Special Educational Need (SEN) Service do?

The Special Educational Needs Service’s role is to meet the local authority's statutory duties under the relevant legislation.  This includes the Education Act 1996, the Learning and Skills Act 2000 and the Children and Families Act 2014.

The SEND Code of Practice 2014 sets out statutory guidance that the local authority, education settings and health bodies must take account of in carrying out their respective duties in respect of children and young people aged 0-25.

The local authority has a duty to identify, assess and make provision to meet the special educational and wider needs of children within its area and to monitor progress against outcomes. From September 2014 all new statutory assessments and Education, Health and Care Plans (EHCP) will consider education, health and care needs, outcomes and appropriate provision. This does not mean that a child must have needs in all these areas but they will have special educational needs. Children with a statement of SEN will continue to have this reviewed annually until they are part of the transfer process set out in the local authority’s Transfer Plan.

The Service aims to provide a range of appropriate educational opportunities and additional resources for children and young people with special educational needs to enable their needs to be met in an inclusive setting.

For further information and documentation relating to the Education, Health and Care Plan, please click on the below link for Doncaster’s Local Offer:

Contact details

Special Educational Needs Service
Learning and Opportunities Children and Young People
Doncaster Council
Civic Office
Waterdale
Doncaster
DN1 3BU

Telephone number: 01302 737209 / 737210 / 737211   
Monday to Friday 8:30 am to 5 pm
Fax number: 01302 737342
Email: sen@doncaster.gov.uk

Last updated: 11 May 2017 13:01:10