New to SEND

Coming soon a Hertfordshire specific information for those parent carers who are new to the world of Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) in Hertfordshire. This section is currently under development.

Contact a Family is a national charity specialising in SEND and they have lots of useful information available from their website¬† including a booklet called ‘when your child has additional needs’, available to download here or they can post out a copy. They have a free helpline: 0808 808 3555 where you can talk to someone and also request printed copies of their factsheets.

 Jargon for SEND (Special Educational Needs and Disabilities)

When you first enter the world of SEND, because of concerns around your child’s learning, development or as the result of a diagnosis, everyone seems ot be talking in some sort of code. To help you understand that code, here is a jargon buster document:

ELi SEND JARGON BUSTER revised 7.7.2015