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Local Authorities

Spark+ is an invaluable resource for LAs in
providing meaningful CEIAG for students with SEND

What is the role of Local authorities in providing CEIAG for students with SEND?

LAs have responsibilities regarding the provision of CEIAG for students with SEND. These are outlined in statutory guidance and legislation, including the Children and Families Act 2014 and the Special Educational Needs and Disability Code of Practice: 0 to 25 years.

Key responsibilities:


LAs are responsible for identifying and assessing the needs of students with SEND in their area, including their aspirations, skills, and interests relevant to future career choices.

LAs should work closely with schools, colleges, and other educational institutions to ensure that appropriate CEIAG is provided to students with SEND. This includes promoting access to a range of opportunities and supporting transitions between educational settings.

LAs have a duty to secure access to impartial careers guidance for young people aged 13 to 18, including those with SEND. This guidance should be provided by qualified careers advisers who have knowledge and understanding of SEND.

LAs should ensure that students with SEND receive personalised support in developing their career plans, exploring post-school options, and making informed decisions. This may involve additional assistance, reasonable adjustments, and access to appropriate resources.

LAs are also responsible for ensuring that home-educated students have access to CEIAG services similar to those provided to students attending schools. This includes providing information, advice, and guidance on careers, further education, and training opportunities.

Local Authorities should provide home-educated students and their parents or guardians with information about local CEIAG resources, such as career events, workshops, apprenticeships, and college courses. This information can help home-educated students make informed decisions about their future pathways.

Local Authorities should collaborate with CEIAG providers, such as careers advisors, colleges, and training institutions, to ensure that home-educated students have access to relevant services. This may involve facilitating communication and coordination between these providers and home-educated students or their parents.

Local Authorities should offer individualised support to home-educated students, taking into account their specific needs, interests, and aspirations. This can include providing personalized guidance on career exploration, developing skills, and accessing relevant resources or support networks


Spark+ delivers on these key areas of responsibility.

Next Steps – Book a call with our SEND team

At Spark+ we understand that every student and organisation is unique. That's why we can tailor the services to meet your specific needs.


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