SEN support is the help that your child will get at their pre-school, school or college if they have special educational needs (SEN).
Your child may need an education, health and care plan if they need more support.
SEN support for children under 5 includes:
Nurseries, playgroups and childminders registered with Ofsted follow the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) framework. The framework makes sure that there is support in place for children with SEN.
Your child may get:
The college and the Young People's Service will talk to your child about the support they need.
The SEN support plan is the plan that the early years setting, school or local college will use to ensure a child or young person's needs are met (where an EHC Plan is not required).
Lancashire County Council has developed a SEN Support Plan template (PDF 208KB) which pre-school, school or college establishments may use. They do not have to use this template so some establishments may choose to monitor their children/young people on SEN support using a different format.
The Special Needs Jungle have worked with the Department for Education to make a series of flow charts (external link) detailing the process for SEN Support, EHC Plans, annual reviews and what to do if your child is refused an assessment, a plan, or if you have a complaint.