Manual of Professional Practice in Meeting Special Educational Needs
Our aim is to develop an inclusive society that offers fairness for all and provides the opportunity for all children and young people to achieve their full potential.
Fulfilment of this aim depends on all those working with children and young people with special educational needs continuing to develop the quality of their professional practice. This Manual reflects our desire to assist professionals to develop that quality in the provision of services to children, young people and their families.
The Manual will be of interest to those working in schools, support services, local authority social work departments, health services and voluntary organisations. Professionals can use the Manual to evaluate key aspects of their practice, such as how well they work together, how effectively they involve parents and how well they take account of the views of children and young people.
I believe that use of this Manual will make an important contribution to developing truly inclusive policies and practice which will benefit all children and young people with special educational needs and their families.
Minister for Education