SEND Glossary

0-25 – 0-25 team Local Authority 

ACO – Area Commissioning Officer 

ABI – Acquired Brain Injury

AD – Anxiety Disorder 

ADD– Attention Deficit Disorder 

ADHD- AttentionDeficit Hyperactivity Disorder 

ADOS – Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule 

ARFID – Avoidant Restrictive Food Intake Disorder

AS – Adult Services 

ASD- Autism Spectrum Disorder 

ASC – Autism Spectrum Condition 

APD – Auditory Processing Disorder 

BPD – Borderline Personality Disorder 

C/Ch – Child(ren)

CA – Care Act/ Carers Allowance 

CAFA – Children and Families Act 2014

CAMHS – Child, Adolescents, Mental Health Services 

ChA – Children’s Act

CCWCommunity Care Worker

CIN – Child in Need

CLD – Complex Learning Disabilities/ Difficulties

CP – Clinical Psychologist 

CS – Children Services 

CSDPA – Chronically Sick & Disabled Persons Act 1970

CYP – Child/ Young Person

DCS – Disability Children Services 

DDA – Disability Discrimination Act

DIAS – Devon Information Advice Support Services 

DISCO – Diagnostic Interview for Social and Communication 

D.I.S.C.O – Designated (i) Social Care Officer 

DLA – Disability Living Allowance

DLD – Developmental Language Disorder  

DMO – Designated Medical Officer 

DPCV – Devon Parent Carers Voice 

DS – Downs Syndrome 

EH – Early Help

EHCP – Educational Health Care Plan

EP- Educational Psychologist

EqA – Equality Act 2010

G&T – Gifted & Talented

GDD – Global Developmental Disorder 

HLP – Higher Learning Potential

HCA – Health and Care Act 2022

IBP – Individual Behaviour Plan

ICP – Intimate/ Individual Care Plan

ICS – Integrated Children Services 

IEP – Individual Education Plan

LA – Local Authority 

LADO – Local Authority Designated Officer (In charge of Safeguarding within LA)

LD – Learning Difficulty/ Disorder (Learning Disability is an Intellectual Disability. Learning Difficulty is something that impacts learning, including Specific LD)

MASH – Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub

MCA– Mental Capacity Act

NAS -National Autistic Society 

ODD – Oppositional Defiance Disorder 

OT – Occupational Therapist 

PDA – Pathological Demand Avoidance 

PDD – Persuasive Development Disorder 

PFA – Preparing for Adulthood

PIAS – Plymouth Information Advice Support Services 

PIP – Personal Independence Payment

PEO – Provision Evaluation Officer

SA – Social Anxiety 

SCD – Social Communication Disorder 

SENCo – Special Educational Needs Coordinator (every school should have one)

SENCoP – SEND Code Of Practice 

SEN – Special Educational Needs 

SEND – Special Educational Needs and Disabilities 

SENDIAS – Special Educational Needs Information Advice Support Services 

SEN.Reg – SEN Regulations 2014

SPD – Sensory Processing Disorder/

SpLD – Specific Learning Difficulty/ Disorder 

SM – Selective Mutism 

SS – Social Services 

SW – Social Worker

TAC/F – Team Around a Child/Family

VPD – Visual Processing Difficulties/ Disorder

YP – Young Person