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Government publishes its draft legislation to put in place its proposals in the SEND Green Paper and the subsequent Next Steps document


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 to DfE website with further information