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4. Primary and additional needs guidance (DfE)

The Department of Education (DfE) have a set of 13 Primary and Additional Need codes, which help to give an understanding of the Special Educational Needs of a child. These codes can help professionals across the partnership to get a broad idea of the most prominent areas of need for children and young people that they are working with. The document below is an aid to understand and elaborate on the needs that are represented by these need codes.