Special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) reform: letters

Children's Minister Edward Timpson writes to teachers, colleges, local authorities and parents about the SEND reforms.


These letters describe the changes introduced in September 2014 to improve support for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND).

They outline ways in which local authorities, schools and colleges working with children with SEND can implement the reforms correctly, and explain the main changes to parents.

Advice on implementing the 0 to 25 special needs system for local authorities and advice for colleges is available.