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'Must Dos': SEND Code of Practice

A list to identify some of the key issues within the SEND code of practice.

Must Dos

Within the SEND code of practice, the word ‘must’ refers to a statutory requirement under primary legislation, regulations or case law. References to ‘should’ are not mandatory, but expected unless you can justify otherwise. This document focuses on:

  • Chapter 8 (Preparing for Adulthood)
  • Chapter 4 (Local Offer)
  • A few other helpful sections about Personal Budgets

Please note that this is not an exhaustive list of everything in the SEND code of practice but helps to identify some of the key issues. The numbered paragraphs maybe different depending on which version of the statutory guidance is used.

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This resource was created by the National Development Team for Inclusion as part of our delivery of the Preparing for Adulthood programme, which was funded by the Department of Education to support the SEND reforms.

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