Children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND)

Special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) can affect a child or young person’s ability to learn. If you think your child may have special educational needs, contact the SEN officer, or ‘SENCO’ in your child’s school or nursery.

Information, Advice and Support (SENDIAS) is a confidential service that offers up to date advice, support you with your rights, choices. 

Support your child can receive

Your child may be eligible for:

  • Support given in school, like speech therapy
  • an education, health and care (EHC) plan. Care for children and young people aged up to 25 who have more complex needs

If you or your child got a Statement of Special Educational Needs before September 2014, this will carry on until your local council converts it to an EHC plan.

You can find out more about the support available on our Local Offer

Our team

Buckinghamshire County Council SEN team carry out an Education, Health and Care Needs (EHC) assessments and issue EHC plans where it is needed. You can contact us using our contact form


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Last updated: 12 March 2019

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