Welcome to Integrating services for disabled children and young people conference 4 th March 2014. Update on SEND reforms. Lots happening to develop the reforms locally and more directives/information nationally. 2. Timeline for implementing a new approach. Legislation comes into force.
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WelcometoIntegrating services for disabled children and young people conference4th March 2014
Legislation comes into force
Consult on Code of Practice and transition
Bill receives Royal Assent
Regulations, statutory guidance and transitional arrangements published
Children and young people with Statements and LDAs transfer to the new system*
Information and support from: Pathfinder Champions; Council for Disabled Children (CDC); and funded delivery partnerships
Convening key players and raising local awareness
Reviewing success for reforms locally and agreeing improvements
Planning service delivery and preparing for implementation
LDA legislation is repealed*
Lead for SEN reform in post
Local transition plan published*
Local offer published*
EHC plans for new entrants
Personal budgets available
Statement legislation is repealed*
New 0-25 SEN system becomes available
* Subject to (national) consultation
Previously the Bill covered only children and young people identified with SEN
The decision to include disabled children has been warmly welcomed by the voluntary and community sector.
eg those with chronic conditions
Indicative draft SEN Code of Practice
Draft Code of Practice
2014-2015, £15,000 for each Forum – ‘Parent Carer Forums have a
key role to play in implementing the SEN reforms at a local level.
-reflects the growing demands on them to work closely with local authorities and other partners to deliver the reforms."
(Department for Education)
Key working approaches
are making a difference for families
Education, Health and Care Plans are more holistic and welcomed by families
A New £30 million fund for more than 1,800 independent supporters to help parents navigate the new special educational needs process
Andre Imitch Personal tutorial yesterday
Good plan overall- small amendments to make re order & some increased detail re SEN
‘I thought was very good indeed’