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Changes to the SEN Code of Practice - September 2014

Special Educational Needs Code of Practice for 0-25 year olds (2014)
From September 2014, the Government has changed how children with special educational needs and disability are supported. These changes include:
• A new SEND Code of Practice that gives children and young people with SEND in all educational settings the same statutory protection

• Making sure that children, young people and their parents and carers are at the centre of any assessment and planning

• Giving children, young people and their parents and carers the information and services they need

• Making sure that education, health and care services work closely together with families

• Replacing the statement of special educational needs (SEN) with a broader Education, Health and Care (EHC) Plan

• Giving parents and young people the option of a personal budget to buy some of the support they need

• Making sure local authorities, like Bournemouth Borough Council, publish their Local Offer which tells young people and parents about all the support and services available in their area