SEND support

SEND support refers to the actions that a mainstream setting should take to identify and support children and young people with SEND.

There are four broad areas of need:

  • communication and interaction
  • cognition and learning
  • social, emotional and mental health
  • sensory or physical needs

The setting should use a graduated approach following a cycle of assess, plan, do and review.

All maintained schools must publish a document on their website called a SEND information report which will explain how they deliver SEND Support in their setting.

Please contact if you have any questions or queries regarding SEND support.  We can:

  • explain SEND support to you in more detail
  • talk you through the settings responsibilities and what you can expect for your child
  • explain how the Valuing SEND assessment tool is used in Lincolnshire to meet your child’s needs
  • help you to prepare for SEND support meetings
  • explain how the setting can bring in the help of specialists at any time to advise on assessing SEND and the appropriate support