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The Department often receives queries about special educational needs from individuals across the schools workforce, LAs and parents. Questions vary from general ones concerning the Department's work to more complex enquiries that require more comprehensive responses.

These commonly asked questions about SEN are updated regularly and you may find your answer here.

The questions, answers and opinions in this section are for general information purposes only and are not intended to be full and exhaustive explanations. They do not constitute an authoritative interpretation of the provisions of the Education Acts, the SEN Code of Practice or other enactments and regulations. Nothing on this website or in the documents available through it, is intended to provide legal or other professional advice. You should not rely on any information contained on this website or in the documents available through it as a substitute for specific advice relevant to particular circumstances.