- your GP, if your child doesn't go to school or an early years setting
- your child's keyworker, setting manager or teacher
- the special educational needs coordinator (SENCO) at your child's school or early years setting
What to say
- why you think your child has SEN
- if your child learns at the same rate as other their age
- what they can do to help
- what you can do to help
They will use the SEND Code of Practice to work out if your child has SEN. This will help them decide how to support your child.
What to do if a child's SEN needs aren't being met
If you're worried your child's needs aren't being met, speak to your school or childcare provider.
Ask to meet:
- the SENCO (or the person responsible for these duties in an early years setting)
- your child's key-worker or teacher
Speaking openly about your concerns at an early stage can help solve problems straightaway.
Find out what else you can do if you're not happy.
Advice and support from the special educational needs and disability information, advice and support service (SENDIASS)
SENDIASS support those who have special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) and their families. They offer confidential, free and impartial information and advice.