Government publishes draft SEN and disability provisions as part of the Children and Families Bill

The Department of Education yesterday published the draft changes to legislation that the Government are proposing to introduce to develop the special educational needs (SEN) system in England. This follows the changes previously outlined in the SEND Green Paper (March 2011) and Support and Aspiration: A new approach to SEND report on progress (May 2012)….

Plans to change the SEN system included in the Queen’s Speech

The Queen’s speech delivered at the state opening of parliament on May 10 2012 announced new legislation to overhaul the special educational needs (SEN) system. The government plans to introduce a Children and Families Bill in early 2013 containing the following key measures: replacing SEN statements and Learning Difficulty Assessments (for 16- to 25-year-olds) with…