The Children and Families Bill – Second Reading in the House of Lords

The Second Reading debate took place on 2 July, starting at 4.30 and continuing to 10.30 pm. Over 50 peers spoke during the debate, many of them raising concerns expressed by the SEN sector. You can read the briefing the Special Educational Consortium (SEC) and Council for Disabled Children (CDC) jointly produced ahead of the…

Letter from Minister responsible for Children and Families Bill

Afasic England, as a member of the Council for Disabled Children, was recently involved in writing to the Government expressing concerns that the proposed Children and Families Bill will erode the current rights of parents in relation to educational support for their children. The Minister has now written an open letter in order to address…

New update on SEN legislation – letter to Minister

Afasic England, as a member of the Council for Disabled Children’s Partnership Board, has written to the relevant Minister, Edward Timpson, expressing a range of concerns about the new draft legislation on the reform of provision for children and young people with special educational needs. To see the entire contents of the letter please click…