Resources to help you protect children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) and additional needs
It’s Learning Disability Week from 14 to 20 June 2021 and this year’s theme is art and creativity.
We know that the challenges children with additional needs face such as discrimination and bullying may lead to lower self-confidence and social exclusion, putting them at a higher risk of developing mental health issues.1
Getting creative can help improve mental health and help young people with learning disabilities to express themselves through activities like art and music.
We’ve pulled together training and resources to help you better understand these challenges and help your conversations with children and young people.
Safeguarding children with SEND training for schools
Our online course can help you to learn how to communicate effectively with children and young people, identify safeguarding concerns and create a safe culture in your school or college.
“I have safeguarding training but none that is focused on SEND children and so having this extra knowledge will be helpful to me in my role.”
Activities and Volunteers Coordinator
Safeguarding d/Deaf and disabled children training
Increase your awareness of the additional barriers, assumptions and attitudes that may impact the safety of d/Deaf and disabled children and young people with our virtual and face-to-face training course.
“Great pace to collect all information needed through the day. Time to learn from others and share knowledge/experiences.”
Safeguarding children and young people with SEND resources
We’ve developed free information for schools to support you in safeguarding children with special educational needs and disabilities.
Love Life: resources for young people with learning disabilities
Our Love Life films and resources can help you have conversations with young people with learning disabilities on topics such as, feelings, privacy and boundaries, friendships, different kinds of love and online safety.
Safeguarding d/Deaf and disabled children and young people
Our free information can help organisations protect d/Deaf and disabled children and young people from abuse and neglect. Our resources include risk and vulnerability factors, safeguarding policies and procedures, direct work, and legislation and guidance.
NSPCC Library reading list
Learn more about protecting children and young people with SEND and additional needs with our selection of publications, including books and detailed reports.
Contact our Library and Information service
Got a question about child protection? Our Library and Information Service is here to help. We can find the information and resources you need to keep children safe.
ReferencesFaulconbridge, J., Hunt, K. and Laffan, A. (eds) (2019) Improving the psychological wellbeing of children and young people: effective prevention and early intervention across health, education and social care. London: Jessica Kingsley.