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SEND advice and guidance

Statutory guidance and information

DfE guidance

SEND Code of practice: 0 to 25 years

Guidance on the special educational needs and disability (SEND) system for children and young people aged 0-25

Equality Act

The Equality Act 2010 and Schools guide contains DfE advice for school leaders, school staff, governing bodies and local authorities

National strategy for autistic children, young people and adults

The government’s national strategy for improving the lives of autistic people and their families and carers in England, and implementation plan for 2021 to 2022. National strategy for autistic children, young people and adults: 2021 to 2026

Devon guidance

Devon SEND Strategy 2021-2024

Devon’s SEND strategy for 2021-2024 has been produced in collaboration with families and sets out how we will help improve outcomes for children and young people with SEND and their families.

Devon Accessibility Strategy

The Devon Accessibility Strategy 2017-20 applies to Local Authority maintained schools, nurseries, children’s centres and early years settings.

The Accessibility Strategy sets out the Local Authority’s plan to increase access to education for pupils with disabilities in all schools. Schools should take account of the strategy when drawing up their own school accessibility plans.

The strategy is also relevant to academies and free schools as well as settings not maintained by the Local Authority. All schools have a statutory duty to draw up and publish a school accessibility plan.

Supporting pupils at school with medical conditions

DCC has a Supporting Pupils with Medical Needs policy for children who can’t attend school.

Statutory guidance from the DfE on supporting pupils at school with medical difficulties is in place for governing bodies of maintained schools and proprietors of academies in England.

Expectations of inclusive provision