If your child has been receiving extra support for their special educational needs in school for a while, but doesn't seem to be making progress, the local authority can be asked to carry out an Education, Health and Care (EHC) needs assessment. This may lead to your child getting an EHC plan.
Special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) can give young learners challenges at school beyond the classroom. They may be at risk of bullying, or they may become bullies themselves due to the additional pressures they face. They can also face discrimination from schools, and you may need to fight to get the support your child needs.
Our teachers, teaching assistants and education specialists most often do a great job. However, occasionally, you may not be happy with the level or type of support your child receives in school or college. This page tells you how to complain about your child's education.