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May292012

Children and Families Bill - Next Steps

The Government has just announced that it will overhaul the Special Educational Needs (SEN) system under new legislation announed in the Queen's speech 9 May.  The Bill is expected to be introduced early in 2013. 

The key measurers will be:

  • 0-25 Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP) from 2014
  • statutory protection comparable with existing statements of SEN
  • a published local offer of support for families of children with SEN and disablities.
  • personal budgets for those with EHCP
  • mediation for disputes and the child's right to appeal to tribunal

'Support and aspiration: A new approach to SEN and disability - progress and next steps' was published 15th May www.education.gov.uk/childrenandyoungpeople/sen/a0075339/sengreenpaper