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Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND)

This is where you will find local offer advice pages aimed at helping you as a parent carer of a child or young person with SEND.

If you are looking for more in depth information on the Graduated Approach or Trafford's policies and procedures please visit our Practitioner area.

If you can't find what you are looking for or think there is something missing, please let us know by completing our feedback form.


I am worried about my child's progress

What are Special Educational Needs

Key words and meanings

Helping your child with daily activities, advice and support from Trafford Children's Therapy Service (Occupational Therapy and Physiotherapy)

Role of the SENCO


Early Years

Helping your child at home in early years

Your child's progress in the Early Years (0-5)

Early Years childcare

What to expect from your early years provider - SEN Support Graduated Approach

Speech and language support


School or College

What to expect from your school - SEN Support; Inclusive Quality First and the Graduated Approach

Find out more about the benefits of Independent Travel Training from our Trafford team.


Diagnosis and Support

Trafford Autism and Social Communication (TASC) Pathway

Autism Hub - information advice and local support service for people with autism, parent carers of children or young people with autism and those who work with them.

Trafford Combined ADHD Service (TCAS)

Sensory Service Pathway

Trafford Speech and Language Therapy for children and young people


EHC Plan

Applying for an Education, Health and Care (EHC) Plan

Information and guidance if your child or young person is being issued with an EHC plan

Guide to what to expect and when

Small specialist classes in Trafford schools

SEND specialist primary schools

SEND specialist secondary schools

EHC Annual reviews


Personal Budgets 

Personal Budgets Overview

Information about Personal Assistants


Health & Social Care

Health Local Offer

Learning Disability Annual Health Check Programme

Social Care Local Offer


Independent Advice and Support

Independent advice and support

Disagreement Resolution, Mediation & SEND Tribunal


Short Breaks

including activities, weekend, holiday and youth clubs

Short Breaks explained

Short Breaks Duty Statement


Getting Around

Transport and Travel Assistance

Independent Travel Training


Preparing for Adulthood

Preparing for Adulthood from the earliest years


Local Offer Explained

What is the Local Offer?

How SEND is managed in Trafford


Get Involved

Have your say

You Said We Did

Parent Volunteers