As you may be aware, the Children and Families Act 2014 became law in September 2014. The Act recommends some reforms to the way special educational needs is managed in schools. A new Code of Practice will provide statutory guidance to schools for the support of children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities.
This code is currently available in draft form on the Department for Education website. Useful summary documents are also available on a range of websites, outlining the main changes to special educational needs support and how these changes may affect your child.
Nasen, or the National Association of Special Educational Needs, is a very useful organisation providing guidance to parents and professionals on a wide range of special educational needs issues. There is up to date information on their website about these latest reforms. To find out more about this useful association please link to: http://www.nasen.org.uk/
To view the SEN Information report 2017 please click here.