Useful Links - SEND & Inclusion

Department for Education

The Department for Education (DfE) offers a range of statutory guidance, information on the special educational needs and disability (SEND) system for children and young people aged 0 to 25. 

NASEN (National Association of Special Educational Needs)

NASEN is a charity organisation who have been operating since 1992.They support thousands of practitioners by providing relevant information, training and resources to enable staff to meet all pupils’ needs. NASEN aims to ensure that practice for special and additional needs is both effective and current. They are committed to providing an excellent range of professional development opportunities by offering the latest news, information and resources to support practitioners in identifying and meeting the needs of children and young people.

SEND Success

SENDsuccess is a partnership to support mainstream schools looking to help their pupils who have sensory impairment, autism, learning and cognitive disabilities. They hold a growing resource library

Autism Education Trust 

Autism Education Trust helps children and young people with autism to receive an education, enabling them to reach their potential. You can find information and resources for early years professionals supporting children with autism as well as a kid zone with videos about autism.

The Communication Trust 

The Communication Trust is a coalition of over 50 not-for-profit organisations. Working together they support everyone who works with children and young people in England to support their speech, language and communication. Their work focuses on supporting children and young people who struggle to communicate because they have speech, language and communication needs (SLCN). They also support all children and young people to communicate to the best of their ability.


Ofsted is the Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills. They inspect and regulate services that care for children and young people, and services providing education and skills for learners of all ages.

Council for Disabled Children

Council for Disabled Children is the umbrella body for the disabled children's sector bringing together professionals, practitioners and policy-makers. They provides information, advice and support services.

Down's Syndrome Association

The Down’s Syndrome Association (DSA) is the only charity in the UK dealing with all aspects of Down’s syndrome. Its aim is to help people with Down’s syndrome live full and rewarding lives.

The Royal National Institute for Blind People

The Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB), one of the UK’s leading sight loss charities and the largest community of blind and partially sighted people. 


I CAN's are experts in helping children develop their speech, language and communication skills they need to thrive in a 21st century world. Their vision is a world where all children have the communication skills they need to fulfil their potential. Their mission is to ensure that all children with communication difficulties are identified and supported so that they’re not left out or left behind. ICAN provide training and information available for all settings.

The National Autistic Society

The National Autistic Society are the UK’s leading charity for autistic people and their families. Their goal is to help transform lives, change attitudes and create a society that works for autistic people.

Last update: Monday 16th of November 2020 07:31:56 PM