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Join the Disability Register and apply for an Access Card

About Croydon’s disability register The council has a statutory responsibility to maintain a register of children and young people with disabilities who live in the borough. The register is used to provide support to children and young people with disabilities, and their carers. It also…

Children with Disabilities Service

Croydon’s Children with Disabilities Team provides support for children and young people aged 0-18 years who have a permanent and substantial disability, and their families. The support provided is over and above what is available through universal and community services. The team has the relevant…

SEND support funding for early years settings

  EY settings are able to draw on a range of funding streams to provide extra help for children with SEND, including:

SEND and the law

  National documents and guidance setting out statutory duties and recommendations related to policy and practice for children and young people with SEND. Children and Families Act 2014: Legislation which sets out government reforms to give greater protection to vulnerable children and young people; Part…

EHC plans and personal budgets

This guidance is about personal budgets for children and young people who have an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHC plan). What is a personal budget? A personal budget is an allocation of money available from Croydon Council or Croydon Clinical Commissioning Group to fund…

SEND explained

All about SEND? What do we mean by special educational needs and disability? Special Educational Needs and Disability (often shortened to SEND) describes the needs of children and young people who have a difficulty or disability that makes learning harder for them than most children…

Coronavirus (COVID-19) resources for SEND

Advice and support for children and young people with Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND), their parents and carers and education professionals during the coronavirus pandemic.  We have compiled answers to Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) for parents and carers. For information and updates on keeping safe,…

Choosing and starting School

Starting School: Choosing a school Children with SEND without an EHC Plan. Choosing the right school for your child can feel like a big decision.  As such, it is good to start looking early at the schools that are close to where you live. You…

SEND support explained

Most children are able to make good progress from modifications and differentiation in routine daily teaching.  A smaller group of pupils may experience difficulties which make it harder for them to learn. They may require additional or different support from that which normally given in…

Education, Health and Care Plans (EHCP)

What is an Education Health and Care Plan? For most children and young people with special educational needs and disability (SEND) their needs can be met from extra help and reasonable adjustments that can be made from funding and resources that are already available in…

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