Rights and duties of children and young people with Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities (SEND) and their parents/carers.

The rights of children and young people with SEND and the duties of the local authority (LA)

All children and young people have a right to an appropriate education, a broad and balanced curriculum, equal opportunities in education and opportunities for further education.

Children and young people with SEND also have a right to receive special help or provision if necessary, in order for them to access this education. It is the duty of the LA (Wiltshire Council) to provide this.

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The rights and duties of parents and carers

Parents and carers also have rights and duties in relation to their child’s education.

You have a right to:
You have a duty to:
  • make sure your child attends school.
  • follow the guidance if your child is excluded from school – you will receive written notification of the arrangements

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