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SEN legal Q&A: planning for change

Specialist SEN solicitor Douglas Silas answers questions about the move from statements of SEN to the new education, health and care plans

Do MPs take SEN seriously?

Recent reforms mask an apparent apathy towards SEN in Parliament, writes Rachel Collinson 

SEN Code of Practice: a question of delivery

Shadow Children’s Minister Steve McCabe fears the new SEN Code of Practice may be high on aspiration but low on delivery

Gearing up for the new SEN system

Minister issues open letters to explain SEN changes   The Children and Families Bill received Royal Assent and passed into law in March and its...

Dyslexia sector calls for changes to SEN reforms

Many children and young people with SEN could suffer when the Children and Families Bill takes effect next year because their needs may not...

Lost aspirations

The Children and Families Bill offers up an uneasy mix of opportunities and concerns for dyslexics, says Kate Saunders

Families have no control over SEN services

Parents do not understand personal budgetsNew SENDirect service promises better support Two out of three families of children with disabilities and SEN feel they have...

Saved by the Bill?

 Parent Jane Raca looks at how the forthcoming Children and Families Bill could affect families like her own