Transition from Statement EHCP

 

Are we now seeing the reality of the SEND reforms?

We are approaching the end of the academic year. This is normally a busy time for education lawyers, particularly those of us who specialise in special educational needs. This year, however, has been the most hectic I have experienced in nearly 10 years...

How much you've paid for the SEND reforms

Since the beginning of February 2016, we have been chasing the Department for Education for details of the costs of the special educational needs and disability (SEND) reforms. On Friday 18 March we received the answer. The total figure is staggering. ...

DfE puts more money into SEND reforms

On 29 January 2016 the DfE announced that it would be putting more money into the special educational needs and disability (SEND) reforms. The additional funding is £80 million. The funding breaks down as follows: £35.87 million to local...

Why a Statement (or EHCP) is crucial

The DfE has released an updated report on the destinations of pupils leaving Key Stage 4 and Key Stage 5. The data can be found  here . These figures relate to the academic year 2013/2014. As such, they are an assessment of the outcomes for children...

Local Authority warns of cuts to children's services

In February this year we wrote about cuts to local authority budgets and the consequences for children’s services. You can read the story  here . With cuts to budgets from central government it is no surprise that cuts to local authority...

Department for Education clarifies the new timetable for moving from Statement to EHCP

We previously wrote about the Department for Education (DfE) changing the timeframe for local authorities to transition children from  Statement of Special Educational Needs  to  Education Health and Care Plan . Our previous article...

Personal Budgets in disarray

The Department for Education (DfE) have commissioned a review and report on how the ‘new’ law of  Education, Health and Care Plans (EHCPs)  is being advanced by local authorities. A series of reports have been published, the most...

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...

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...

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