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Cardiff Council

Special Education Needs (SEN)

​​Identifying Special Education Needs

What to do if you think your child may have special education needs. Who to talk to and how to get support.

Early years support for children with additional needs

Our Early Years Inclusion Team can help prepare your child for nursery or school.

Early Years Outreach Services

Special schools sharing their knowledge and experience with other schools and nurseries.

Educational Psychology Service

How the service works with and supports schools, pupils and their families.

Learning Intervention Team

Offering children extra support with their literacy and numeracy skills

Speech and Language Team

Working with schools to meet the needs of pupils with speech, language and communication difficulties.

Autism Support Team

Working with pupils, parents, schools and other professionals to support children and young people on the autism spectrum.

Behaviour Support Team

Providing support, training and guidance to schools and parents of pupils experiencing social emotional and behavioural difficulties.

Hearing Impairment and Visual Impairment Support Teams

Providing support, training and equipment for pupils.

The SEN Casework Team

Providing a main point of contact between the council, schools, parents and other professionals associated with supporting an individual pupil.

Travel support for pupils with special education needs

The Independent Travel Training Scheme aims to give pupils with Special Educational Needs (SEN) the key skills and confidence to travel on public transport.

The Index for Children with Additional Needs​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​External link opens in a new window

How to access information and services for children and young people with disabilities or additional needs.