This is a practical guide for trainees, teachers and other health and social care professionals working with children and young people who present with special educational needs or disability.
It will also be of use to parents / carers and families of these children.
The text sets out the statutory roles and responsibilities for all those involved as detailed in the code of practice and helps practitioners to understand and interpret these in context through case studies and critical insights.
It fills the gap between policy and practice for all those working in this area from primary through to FE.
It enables professionals and practitioners to identify complexity and dilemmas, understand perspectives that may be different from their own, and provides theoretical frameworks to encourage and support critical thinking and reflection.