New Time Scales for Transfers to EHC Plans

The Government is extending the maximum timescale for transferring statements to EHC Plans from 16 to 20 weeks. They are also arranging further support to help local authorities improve their implementation of the process. Edward Timpson, the Minister of State for Children and Families, announced these changes this week in a letter to local authorities….

SUCCESS! – Speech and Language Therapy will remain an Educational Provision

Lords pass Speech and Language Therapy Amendment During the recent Report stage debate, the House of Lords amended the Children and Families Bill to say that speech and language therapy should be treated as special educational provision if it ‘educates or trains’ children. This means that when the new SEN system is introduced from September…