The Special educational needs and disability code of practice 2015 is important statutory guidance. It tells us lots of the practical steps and things that should be considered when decisions and actions are made and taken in relation to children and young people with special educational needs.

If the Code says something must be done, then it is referring to a legal duty that must be complied with.

If it says something should be done, then this means the guidance should be followed unless there is a good reason not to.

The organisations and bodies who need to consider the SEND Code of Practice are: