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Wednesday
Nov132013

South Glos Support Group 19th Nov 7.30pm - 9pm Room 1, Supportive Education Unit, Brimsham Green Secondary School, Broad Lane, Yate BS37 7LB

As you may be aware the Government are planning to introduce sweeping reforms to the SEN system from September 2014. The changes mean that there will be a new SEN Code of Practice to provide guidance for professionals in how to make the system work. The Government are consulting on this draft Code until December 9th and we are using support group on Tuesday to support parents to send a response to the Government.

The new code is a very large document with a wide range of questions that the Government are asking, so in a 90 minute session session we are not going to be able to look at all of it!

We are planning to look at sections which may be of more immediate interest to parents. These are : Chapter 3 - A Family Centered System (This deals with involving families and young people in decision making, impartial information, advice and support and Parent Carer Forums) Chapter 6 - Early Years, Schools, colleges and other education providers (This chapter deals with how schools and other educational settings 0-25 will meet the needs of children with SEN) Chapter 7 - Assessments and Education, Health and Care Plans (This chapter explains how statutory assessments which may lead to Education, Health and Care Plans will be carried out)

You can read all of the consultation documents and the draft code at https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/special-educational-needs-sen-code-of-practice-and-regulations

Please note the anti bullying workshop has been postponed.