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Categories of Need

On 12 June 2019, Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) and Commissioning Partnership Board endorsed the consistent adoption and utilisation of one set of recommended categories of need across the Council.

Here you will find the recommended categories of need that the Council will employ moving forward.

Please note, that identified categories are principally based on those identified in the SEND Code of Practice (DfE and DoH 2015), with a local distinction between pupils with moderate learning difficulties and severe learning difficulties.

Adopting a consistent set of categories of need enables the effective alignment between school and council information and promote a better understanding of the needs of Wolverhampton children and young people with SEND.

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