SEND: managing the 2014 changes to the system

Guidance on changes to legislation relating to children and young people with special educational needs and disability (SEND).



This is for:

  • local authorities
  • organisations involved in assessments of SEND
  • providers of services for children and young people with SEND
  • early years settings
  • schools
  • further education and training providers

It explains the process for moving children and young people with SEND to the new system which began on 1 September 2015, introduced by the Children and Families Act 2014.

Contact us if you have questions about this guidance.

Special educational needs transitional team


Published 27 August 2015