Legal & Support
Welcome to our Legal and Support page.
Here you’ll find useful links to organisations and resources that can help offer assistance if needed. We’ll be adding more resources as we find them.
Disability Living Allowance (DLA) for Children
Disability Living Allowance (DLA) for children may help with the extra costs of looking after a child who: is under 16 has difficulties walking or needs much more looking after than a child of the same age who does not have a disability They will need to meet all the eligibility requirements. The DLA rate is between £23.70 and £152.15 a week and depends on the level of help the child needs.Click here to find out how to claim
Personal Independence Payment (PIP)
Personal Independence Payment (PIP) can help you with some of the extra costs if you have a long term physical or mental health condition or disability.Click here to find out how to claim
Disabled Students' Allowance
Disabled Students’ Allowance (DSA) is support to cover the study-related costs you have because of a mental health problem, long term illness or any other disability. This can be on its own or in addition to any student finance you get. The type of support and how much you get depends on your individual needs - not your household income.Click here to find out how to claim
Children and Families Act 2014
This is an Act to make provision about children, families, and people with special educational needs or disabilities; to make provision about the right to request flexible working; and for connected purposes.Click here to view the Act
SEND Code of Practice, 2015
This code explains the duties of local authorities, health bodies, schools and colleges to provide for those with special educational needs under part 3 of the Children and Families Act 2014.Click here to view the code
Supporting pupils at school with medical conditions
Statutory guidance about the support that pupils with medical conditions should receive at schoolClick here to view the guidance