Find the details you need for things to do with SEND.
What is SEND
Special Educational Needs (SEN) can affect a child’s:
- Ability to learn
- Behaviour or ability to socialise and make friends
- Reading and writing
- Ability to understand things
- Concentration levels
- Physical ability
There's lot's of legal definitions of disability, so it can be a challenge to be clear on what we're talking about.
Hertfordshire's definition is:
“A physical and/or mental impairment that has long term and adverse effects resulting in significant impact on daily living and the child's development. We are using the term ‘mental impairment’ to cover a range of conditions including: learning disability, autism and developmental delay.”
Family Centres can provide parents with advice and help children’s development through play and learning experiences. We have a duty to work in a person-centred and transparent way detailed in our Professionals’ Promise.
Further information and support we can deliver can be accessed via Hertfordshire’s Local Offer website.