The impact of the SEND reforms on children and young people with Statements
This information is about how the reforms to the SEND Code of Practice affect children and young people who have Statements of Special Educational Need (SEN), and young people in further education and training who have special educational provision through a Section 139A Learning Difficulty Assessment (LDA).
How has the law changed?
In September 2014 the Children and Families Act 2014 came into force. A new SEND Code of Practice covers children and young people with special educational needs and/or disabilities from birth to age 25. One big change is that Education, Health and Care Plans (EHC plans) will replace Statements of SEN and LDAs.
Local authorities must transfer all children and young people who have a Statement to the new SEND system by 1 April 2018 unless the Statement is no longer necessary.
Every local authority should publish a local transition plan. This explains when and how Statements will be transferred to the new system, and gives information for young people in further education and training who receive support through an LDA.
Read more on The impact of the SEND reforms
on children and young people with Statements in
Read Gloucestershire County Council SEND Transformation Team’s answers to the Frequently Asked Questions
See the Flowchart which explains the process of transforming from a Statement to the Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP)
Read through the Agenda you will expect to follow in your transformation review.