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Special Educational Needs –EHC Plans and Personal Budgets

Special Educational Needs –EHC Plans and Personal Budgets

The new regime for special educational needs from 1 September 2014 has introduced personal budgets in the wake of relatively successful pilot schemes run by several local authorities. The statutory framework of how these personal budgets will work is set out in The Special Educational Needs (Personal Budgets) Regulations 2014. Basically the local authority has the power to make direct payments to parents or a young person to enable them to pay for specific provision or services in the Education Health and Care...

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Special Educational Needs – the new regime

Special Educational Needs – the new regime

There are many children and young people in the education system who have special educational needs. Obtaining funding or an assessment can at times feel like a tug-o-war struggle. We describe the new special educational needs regime in this article. In the period since March 2011 the system for dealing with special educational needs (SEN) has been subject to scrutiny, consultation and reform. This has culminated in Part 3 of the Children and Families Act 2014 (the 2014 Act). Part 3 of the new Act is due to come...

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