Proposals to reform provision for children and young people with special
educational needs were first set out in the special educational needs (SEN) and
disability green paper Support and Aspiration, published in March 2011, and the
subsequent Next Steps document published in May this year. The reforms are
being tested in 20 pathfinder areas, covering 31 local authorities and their
health partners. The Government published on Monday draft provisions to improve
the support provided to those children and young people, and to their parents.
The Government looks forward to receiving views and feedback on the draft
clauses, whilst it continues to learn from its pathfinder programme, before
introducing legislation at a later date. This legislation will remove the main
'law' relating to SEND and the current SEN Code of Practice and replace it with
new and significantly different legislation. The new SEN Code of Practice,
unlike the current one, will not be laid before parliament.
Link to draft legislation
http://www.official-documents.gov.uk/document/cm84/8438/8438.pdfLink to DfE website with further information