The Local Authority (LA) has a duty to safeguard children and young people in Devon. This includes children and young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND).
If your child or young person needs the support of more than one service, from education and care or health, the way these work together is called Early Help .
This uses a single integrated system for assessing the needs of children, young people and their families. It is called the Devon Assessment Framework (DAF). Devon Early Help have a leaflet which explains this.
The information in this section explains how the Devon Assessment Framework works for children and young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities.
For more information take a look at our leaflet – Special Educational Needs support in school