Consultation outcome

Special educational needs (SEN) code of practice and regulations

This was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

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The government has responded to the consultation.

Original consultation


We’re consulting on a new SEN code of practice and on replacing SEN statements with 0 to 25 education, health and care plans.

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Consultation description

The Children and Families Bill, currently in Parliament, will bring changes to the special educational needs (SEN) framework, subject to royal assent.

This consultation proposes replacing SEN statements (for schools) and learning difficulty assessments (for young people in further education and training) with single 0 to 25 education, health and care plans.


Published 4 October 2013
Last updated 11 June 2014 + show all updates
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