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Support Group 12th Nov 7-9pm The Firs Drove Road, WSM, BS23 3NX

Supportive Parents will be holding a support group meeting on Tuesday 12th November, 7.00 - 9.00 pm at The Firs Resource Centre 89a Drove Road,Weston-Super-Mare, BS23 3NX. to discuss and consult on the new draft Code of Practice for SEN. We would like to gather parents and carers views to supply feedback to this consultation.

On 4th October the government released a draft version of both the 0 to 25 Special Educational Needs (SEN) Code of Practice and regulations for consultation. These set out the detail of the proposed new SEN legal framework within the Children and Families Bill that is currently in Parliament. This consultation proposes the removal of School Action and School Action Plus, replacing SEN statements (for schools) and learning difficulty assessments (for young people in further education and training) with single 0 to 25 education, health and care plans.

https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/special-educational-needs-sen-code-of-practice-and-regulations

The draft documents contain sections on:

Appeals
Assessment and plans
A children’s appeal pilot
Approval of Independent Educational Institutions, Independent Schools and Special Post-16 Institutions
The Local Offer
Mediation
Personal budgets
Children remaining in special schools not in receipt of a plan
SEN information
SENCO regulations

The consultation closes on 9th December.

Email consultation responses to:
SENCodeOfPractice.CONSULTATION@education.gsi.gov.uk