How it works

VSEND assesses a child or young person's needs in five areas. They are:

  • communication and interaction
  • cognition and learning
  • social, emotional and mental health
  • sensory and physical
  • independence

VSEND also assesses how ready the educational setting and the home environment are to meet these needs.

Once the assessment is complete, you will get a radar chart, showing where need is met, and where more support is required.  Using the tool at key review points allows changes in need over time to be tracked.

Access Valuing SEND online

Valuing SEND online assessment tool is available free of charge for all Lincolnshire schools and early year's settings. Email VSEND to register

A range of guidance videos and presentations on how to use Valuing SEND can be found in the VSEND training directory