Children and Families Act 2014

 

Can schools refuse to be named on an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP)?

Over the past few weeks, a number of parents have asked whether a school can refuse to be named on an  Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP) . EHCPs were introduced in the  Children and Families Act 2014 , which substantially changed the law...

Teachers warn of funding cuts for special needs

Several teachers’ unions had their annual conferences last week. You may have seen the  headlines  about teachers backing strike action against funding cuts in education.  This comes at a time when local authorities are bedding in...

Speed Kills (the Children and Families Act 2014)

Part 3 of the Children and Families Act 2014 promised to be the most significant change in special educational needs law for 30 years. However, academic commentary about the benefits of the Act is divided and its implementation could prove to be its...

The transition to EHCP - What you need to know

The Children and Families Act 2014 took effect on 1 September 2014. Since that time children have been making the move from  Statements of Special Educational Needs  (or Learning Difficulty Assessments) to  Education, Health and Care Plans...

More support needed for those accessing residential schools

The Children’s Commissioner has issued a report discussing the views and experiences of children in residential schools. The report focuses on children’s views of being placed in residential schools and considers...

Understanding one another's practice

Boyes Turner SEN Team contributed to the Solicitor’s Journal this week to explain the interplay between Negligence, Court of Protection and Education lawyers in light of the Children and Families Act 2014. See the full piece  here. ...

Timpson tells local authorities to slow down and focus on quality

Edward Timpson MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Children and Families, has  written an open letter  addressed to all local authority chiefs about the current transition from  Statement of SEN  to  Education, Health and...

SEN Solicitors host specialist seminar

“Very knowledgeable and clear answers” “Very aware of change and this has been a good start to updating knowledge. Fabulous and a real treat” “Really relevant and informative” Boyes Turner SEN team hosted a...

Transition to Education, Health & Care Plans

The Children & Families Act 2014 has now been in force since 1 September 2014. Since that time, many local authorities, schools and practitioners will have been trying to keep up with the guidance and regulations that have been issued to support the new...

Special Educational Needs law has changed!

We are holding a seminar on 22 October 2014 to help practitioners through the myriad of changes. The seminar is designed for case managers, independent therapists and other professionals who work closely with children with special educational needs (SEN)...
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