What is the SEND Code of Practice?
The SEND code of practice is a statutory code containing:
details of legal requirements that you must follow without exception
statutory guidance that you must follow by law unless there’s a good reason not to
It explains the duties of local authorities, health bodies, schools and colleges to provide for those with special educational needs under part 3 of the Children and Families Act 2014.
The code, which applies to England, is for:
headteachers and principals
school and college staff
special educational needs (SEN) co-ordinators
early years providers
other education settings
health and social services staff