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Securing Additional Equipment in Schools

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Securing Equipment in Schools

Equipment which supports the teaching of children or young people with SEND is available in every mainstream educational setting (preschool, school or college). These are often called 'assistive technologies'. The equipment your child might require could be either:

Schools will often already have equipment such as:

Schools will be supported by ISEND and health services to provide equipment such as:

Speak to your child's school, the professionals who support them, or if your child has an EHCP your child's Assessment and Planning Officer (APO), about their equipment requirements. 

Additional Help and Support


Amaze SENDIASS (Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Information Advice and Support Service) are a local charity who offer free, independent, and impartial advice for all matters relating to SEND. Contact Amaze SENDIASS:

East Sussex Local Offer directory of services

You can visit our SEND-specific online directory, hosted on East Sussex 1Space, that lists many different services both throughout the county and online. Services include advice, guidance and support groups, activities and events and mental health and wellbeing support among many other topics:

NHS - Health A to Z

While the East Sussex Local Offer aims to provide as much information as possible, there may be some conditions that aren't covered in thorough detail. The NHS website has pages that list all conditions, with information and advice on how to get extra support:

Glossary of East Sussex SEND Terms

Some of the terms used on this website are explained on our page, Glossary of East Sussex SEND Terms.

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