The Government has set out plans for the biggest reform of Special Educational Needs (SEN) for 30 years.
The reforms will put parents in charge, giving them the power to control personal budgets for their children – meaning they can choose the expert support that is right for their child, instead of local authorities being the sole provider.
The plans will require education, health and social care services to plan services together by law – so when their children are assessed, parents will be assured they will get full provision to address their children’s needs.
The main elements are:
Christine Lenehan, Director of the Council for Disabled Children, the Government’s strategic partner on its SEN reforms, said:
"We are delighted that the government continues to support disabled children and those with special educational needs. Tackling the battleground for families by ensuring joined up local services and clear local information is to be warmly welcomed."
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