SEND Information and the Local Offer

0-25 SEND Code of Practice

The Special Educational Needs and Disability Code of Practice: 0 to 25 years (2015) is statutory guidance for organisations which work with and support children and young people who have special educational needs or disabilities.

This means that whenever the school is making decisions we must give consideration to what the Code says. We cannot ignore it and must be able to demonstrate in our arrangements for children and young people with SEN or disabilities that we are fulfilling our statutory duty to have regard to the Code.

For further details see: Special Educational Needs and Disabilities: A Guide for Parents and Carers.


The School Information Report

Schools have additional duties under the Special Educational Needs and Disability Regulations 2014. Schools must publish more detailed information about their arrangements for identifying, assessing and making provision for pupils with SEN. 

The information must also include information about the arrangements for the admission of disabled pupils, the steps taken to prevent disabled pupils from being treated less favourably than other pupils, the facilities provided to assist access for disabled pupils and the schools’ accessibility plans. The school-specific information should relate to the schools’ arrangements for providing a graduated response to children’s SEN. It should elaborate on the information provided at a local authority wide level in the Local Offer.

You can find our School SEND Information Report by clicking on the link below.

Last policy review completed: June 2023
Next policy review due: June 2024

The Local Offer

What is the Local Offer?

Derby’s SEND Local Offer is an online one stop shop for parents and young people to find out about all the services and support on offer to children and young people from birth to 25 who have special educational needs and/or Disabilities (SEND)in the city. Derby City Council, along with all other local authorities, are required to pub-lish information about services they expect to be available in their area. Derby City’s Local Offer is available here: . It tells parents how to access services and support in Derby City and what to expect from these services, including details of Higher Needs Funding and Education and Health Care Plans.