SEND Code of Practice

 

High-functioning autism and special educational needs

Over the past few weeks we have been contacted by a number of parents of children with high-functioning autism (HFA). It seems increasingly common for local authorities to refuse to make an Education, Health and Care (EHC) needs assessments of young people...

SEND reforms - Aspiration vs reality

The  Children and Families Act 2014  came into force in September 2014. That law introduced a new system for supporting children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND). It was also intended to introduce a more...

Department issues amended Transition guidance

As we know, on 1 September the Children and Families Act 2014 took effect. This began the  transition  from  Statement of Special Educational Needs  to  Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP) . Statutory guidance  was issued...

Unlawful EHCPs (already)

I have recently received a Draft  Education Health and Care Plan (EHCP)  which is as vague in Section F as we have all come to expect from the ‘old’ Part 3 of a  Statement of Special Educational Needs . Multiple references to...

DfE issues guidance on the SEN changes for parents and carers

Ahead of the changes around special educational needs from 1 September 2014, the Department of Education has issued this  guide  on the support system for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities. The guide...

New SEND Code of Practice and transition guidance

The  SEND Code of Practice  was approved by Parliament on 29 July 2014 and comes into effect on 1 September 2014. Key changes from the ‘old’ SEN Code of Practice 2001 are: The 2014 Code of Practice covers the 0-25 age range There...

New SEND Code of Practice

The  Special Educational Needs and Disability Code of Practice : 0-25 years is statutory guidance for organisations that work with and support children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities. It was laid before Parliament on...

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