SEN reforms set to become law

Changes are being made to the way that we provide services for children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND).

The reforms are part of the government's new Children and Families Bill - which has now completed the parliamentary process after receiving Royal Assent last month - and will become law from September 2014.

Among the main changes are the introduction of Education Health and Care Plans, which will gradually replace Statements of SEN and give children and young people with SEN and their parents, greater control over decisions about the support they receive.

We have already started to prepare for the changes and are committed to working closely with parents, carers and support groups over the coming months to develop the new provision.

For more information about what the changes will mean for you and your child, and how you can help us by getting involved, visit