Laws and government guidance
Children and Families Act 2014
Law covering medical conditions in schools (section 100) and special educational needs (part 3).
Supporting pupils with medical conditions at schools
Government guidance about the support that children with medical conditions should receive at school.
Equality Act 2010
Protects children with epilepsy from disability discrimination and sets a legal duty on schools to make reasonable adjustments. Also see our information about epilepsy and your rights.
Child Law Advice
Legal advice and information on family, child and education law.
Education law advice line: 0300 330 5485
Independent Provider of Special Education Advice (ISPEA)
Advice on getting the right education for children with special educational needs and disabilities. Book an appointment to speak to the helpline through their website.
Information, Advice and Support (IAS) services
Local advice and support for children with special educational needs and disabilities, and their parents. Find your nearest IAS service through the Council for Disabled Children website.