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There's a lot of help available in the early years, including from health visitors and family centres.
If SEN support isn't enough, then an Education, Health and Care Plan might be the next step. Here's the full process.
Find courses, clubs and events for you and your family, and short breaks and childcare too.
Learn about the education support your child is entitled to, the different types of education available and how to get help to access learning if your child can't go into school.
Learn about the financial support you can apply for yourself, and what funding is available to education providers too.
Thinking about your child's future early can help to relieve some of the worries you might have. We've got advice for how you and your child can prepare.
Find services who can help children and young people with SEND, and learn more about how you can access specialist support.
There are a lot of organisations who can support the parents, carers and families of children and young people with SEND in Hertfordshire.
Tell us what you think of a service or our website, and find out about complaints processes for schools, the council and the NHS.
Hertfordshire has seen a 47% increase in the numbers of Education Health and Care Plans between the introduction of the SEND reforms in 2015 and 2018. There is a further 82% increase forecast by 2023.
Take a look at the statistics for your constituency's 0 - 25 year old SEND population from the past year (Sep 2019 - Sep 2020). This data will be next updated in Winter 2021.
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