Wales Council of the Blind

Special Educational Needs (SEN)

Definition: The 1996 Education Act defines a child as having Special Educational Needs "if they have a learning difficulty which calls for special educational provision to be made for them". Children have a learning difficulty if they: have a significantly greater difficulty in learning than the majority of children of the same age; OR have a disability which prevents or hinders them from making use of educational facilities of a kind generally provided for children of the same age in schools within the area of the local authority; OR are under compulsory school age and fall within the definition at a. or b. above or would do so if special educational provision was not made for them. (Sec. 312 Education Act 1996) Special Educational Provision means: "...educational provision which is additional to, or otherwise different from, the educational provision made generally for children of their age in schools maintained by the Local Authority..."

Category: ALN

Credit: Blackpool Council website


Last Updated: 13th of November 2023

Services mentioning Special Educational Needs (SEN)

Amber Music Awards - (The Amber Trust) Sports, arts, leisure and holidays

Amber Music Awards exist to provide financial grants to individual children and young people in support of this vision. Music Award applications are open to all blind and partially sighted children and young people, who may also have other disabilities or special educational needs, until the age of 18. New applications for an Amber Music Award must be made before the young person’s 18th birthday.

Contact helpline - (Contact) Helpline

For information or advice on any aspect of caring for a disabled child, ring Contact's national freephone helpline on 0808 808 3555, Monday to Friday, 9.30am to 5pm. Can help with issues such as info on your child's medical condition, sources of grants, benefits and special educational needs.

Snap Cymru Helpline - (SNAP Cymru) Helpline

A helpline offering advice on issues related to education and special educational needs for children in Wales, including the statementing process.