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Are you ready for the SEN reforms?

22 August 2014

The Government has published guidance on the new framework to support children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities. The framework will be implemented from September 2014. The guidance highlights the new duties placed on education, health and social care bodies to co-operate and ensure the services offered in any area are closely link to the needs of that community. This will be achieved through consultation with children and young people over the 'local offer' - a document setting out all local support services as well as joint provision of services for individual children.

Whilst the guidance sets out the aims of the new framework, the true test will be in local areas where the agencies may need to put aside different ways of working and financial pressures to ensure these reforms are embedded and make a real difference to the children and young people. The reforms may arise from change in the law, but will only be successful if the reforms bring about a change in culture within the relevant organisations.

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