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Implementing the SEND Code of Practice – how ASDAN can help


ASDAN welcomes the new SEND Code of Practice: 0-25 years, which provides statutory guidance on the duties, policies and procedures relating to Part 3 of the Children and Families Act 2014.

Introduced in September 2014, the key reforms include a focus on personalised learning and preparing young people for adult life and employment from a young age. ASDAN has a range of programmes to support teachers in providing quality learning outcomes so that all young people can achieve.

Preparing for Adulthood Programmes (SEND) are designed for children and young people in all SEND categories including MLD, SLD, PMLD & ASD. These programmes provide a real-life context to promote the development of personal, social, independent, ICT and work-related skills.

Lifeskills Challenge is a new eLearning resource that allows schools, colleges and other providers to personalise their learners' curriculum and meet their individual needs. The resource consists of an online bank of challenges that recognise learners' progress in curriculum areas that are important for success in adult life.

The SEND Gateway developed by NASEN is an online portal offering education professionals free access to high-quality information, resources and training to meet the needs of children and young people with SEND.