ISEND Front Door referrals

The Inclusion Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (ISEND) Front Door is a way schools and education providers can request support for children and young people with additional and/or special educational needs and disabilities.

This is the single point of contact for schools to:

  • access any non-traded or core work for children who are not already open cases to the service
Read ISEND's full Front Door School guidance

Front Door referral forms

There are two versions of the Front Door referral form covering the different stages of education. 

Early Years referral form (for pre-schools)

Schools referral form (for Primary and Secondary schools)

Guidance for completing the referral forms:

Referral form guidance for pre-schools 

Referral form guidance for schools

How to submit

You can save the form to your computer (using the 'save as' feature) and complete it as needed over time. You can then email the completed form to the ISEND Front Door email ( along with any additional information and/or documents using secure email.

After submission to the ISEND Front Door inbox you will receive confirmation of receipt. This method of completion and submission is secure.  Please note the Front Door is a term-time only service.

Our privacy notice sets out how ISEND protects and makes use of any information that you give us when you come into contact with our services. We are committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Any information you provide us will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement or our legal obligations. If you require a paper version of the policy please email