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).

Applies to England



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


Updates to this page

Published 27 August 2015

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