Suffolk Local Offer

New to SEND?

An introduction to the world of Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND).

What is SEND?

A child or young person has SEND if they have:

• a learning difficulty or disability which requires special educational provision,
• significantly greater difficulty in learning than the majority of their peers, or
• a disability which prevents or hinders them from making use of the same sort of facilities as their peers. 

Teenager writing notes while on laptop

Areas of SEND

For a general guide on the most common categories of SEND, you can click the link below.

Young person with SEND at their workplace: a workshop

Key Terms and Definitions

Puzzled by unfamiliar words and acronyms? We have compiled a glossary of many common SEND terms you might find on our site and elsewhere.

Need further support?

If you are looking for further advice on SEND or other organisations who might be able to help, visit our Advice and Support section below.