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Choices post-16

Transition to Adulthood - have your say Do you or someone you know have Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities (SEND)? Do you want to have your say on how young people can be supported as they prepare for adulthood in Croydon? Take our survey and…

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…

Croydon Sensory Support Service (CSSS)

This service is available for children and young people (CYP) with diagnosed deafness or hearing loss or visual impairment, from 0 to 25 years. It is fully funded for all maintained, academy and free schools in the borough as well as early years' settings. The…

Early years educational settings

  The choice and opportunities for early education and childcare for children aged between 0-4 years with SEND are the same as those for other children. The choices you have include: Childminders; providing full/part time child care within their own home Day care; provide full/…

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…

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…

Frequently asked questions

Some of our most asked questions about SEND are listed below. 

Full-time education post-16

You can choose the following options continue in full -time study  after Year 11:

Information, support and advice

In Croydon, there are different organisations that can offer impartial help that is reliable and useful. You can find details of organisations in the Local Offer directory, within the Information, guidance, advocacy and support section.

Making a request

Further guidance for parent/carer, young person or education settings are included below. Request forms can be downloaded from the forms listed on the right hand side.

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