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The SEND Code of Practice 2014 puts parents and children at the centre of all provision.

The graduated approach encourages parental involvement with the school at each stage. Therefore, how schools work with parents is crucial.

This unit offers some practical guidance on developing and maintaining positive relationships with parents/carers. This ensures that everyone is equipped to provide the best possible support for pupils.

Aims and outcomes

  • Be aware of some of the main issues parents/carers may have.
  • Develop sensitivity to parental/carer feelings about SEND issues.
  • Be equipped with ideas and tools for effectively engaging parents/carers.
  • Know how to effectively prepare for, and set clear outcomes for, meetings with parents.

Unit content

Unit 3: Working with parents