Special Educational Needs and Disability Act (SENDA) 2001
The Special Educational Needs and Disability Act 2001 (SENDA)
establishes legal rights for disabled students in pre- and post-16
The Act introduces the right for disabled students not to be
discriminated against in education, training and any services
provided wholly or mainly for students, and for those enrolled on
courses provided by 'responsible bodies', including further and
higher education institutions and sixth form colleges.
Student services covered by the Act can include a wide range of
educational and non-educational services, such as field trips,
examinations and assessments, short courses, arrangements for work
placements and libraries and learning resources.
Download the Special
Educational Needs and Disability Act 2001 (SENDA)
(This page was last updated on 11 May 2012)