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SEN Consultation

The government has today 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.

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

There is also a document covering the transition to education, health and care plans and the local offer from the current system of statements.

The consultation on these documents closes on 9th December.