The SEN code of practice provides information and advice to education institutions to aid them in identifying

The SEN code of practice provides information and advice to education institutions to aid them in identifying, assessing and making provision for children’s special educational needs (SEN). It ensures that every child with SEN are probably cared for and given equal opportunity to learn and succeed. Teachers of children with SEN must read the code of practice in order to provide the best possible classroom environment and methods for that child to learn.

The Disability Discrimination Act (1995/2005) promotes the rights of disabled people and protects them against discrimination in the world of work, education and buying ; renting property. In terms of education the act ensures that disabled children are treated fairly and equally to their peers. In accordance with this act teaching staff should adapt their teaching style according to the disability of their pupil, in order to give them the best possible opportunities. For example, adapting a physical activity to include a child in a wheel chair.