Getting the Statement Right
This page provides a practical guide to getting the statement right
Some children may need more help than usually can be provided by schools and this help must be set out on a statement of special educational needs.
Before a statement is written, the local authority will ask your child's school and other professionals to examine your child and write reports.
If the local authority decides to write a statement you have the right to make comments and to ask for the school you want for your child.
For more help on getting the statement right, call the ACE advice line: 0808 800 5793 (Monday to Friday 10am to 5pm).