Education & learning
Some children and young people need more support than others to achieve their full learning potential.
They may need extra help, for example, because they have difficulty with reading, understanding, talking, managing their emotions or behaviour, or developing physical skills. A child who needs a lot of extra help in any of these areas has special educational needs (SEN) (additional support needs in Scotland or learning needs in Wales).
Educational settings (schools, nurseries and colleges) have a legal duty to support children and young people with additional needs and disabilities and to treat them fairly. In this section you can find advice and information about what support might be available to your child.
Browse our education pages to find out more:
Education, Health and Care (EHC) plans and needs assessments for children and young people with more complex needs (England only)