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SEND Advice for practitioners

Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND)

This is where you will find all our local offer advice pages which are aimed at practitioners. 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.


Trafford guidance for education practitioners

Guidance for early years providers

Guidance for schools

Guidance for colleges


Trafford education, health and care (EHC) processes

Access all the information and forms which are used for EHC needs assessment and monitoring.

EHC for schools – needs assessments

EHC for schools – annual reviews


Trafford policies and guidance

Trafford accessibility strategy

Graduated approach

Home to School transport policy

Elective home education policy

Signs and symbols guidance

Medical conditions and intimate care

Trafford Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA)


Pathways to Diagnosis

 Trafford Autism and Social Communication (TASC) Pathway


Government advice and statutory guidance

SEND Code of Practice: 0 to 25 Years

Transition to the new 0 to 25 SEND system

Supporting pupils at school with medical conditions

Mental health and behaviour in schools


Government guides

The government produced a number of guides about the support system for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND). They will help you understand the code of practice. 

SEND: guide for early years settings

SEND: guide for schools and alternative provision settings

SEND: guide for further education providers

SEND: guide for social care professionals

SEND: guide for health professionals


NHS England Guides for Health Professionals

Guidance for health services for children and young people with SEND

Commissioning for transition to adult services for young people with SEND


More about Trafford SEND

Trafford SEND Local Offer Explained

SEND Action Plans and Governance - includes data and consultation information.

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