Correspondence

Special educational needs and disability (SEND) reform: letters

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

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

Documents

SEND reform: letter for colleges

SEND reform: letter for teachers

SEND reform: letter for parents

SEND reform: letter to local authorities and health leaders

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SEND reform: letter to directors of children's services

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Details

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

Published 8 April 2014
Last updated 11 November 2014 + show all updates
  1. Added letter to local authority chief executives and directors of children’s services.
  2. Added 'SEND reform: letter on social care and SEN requirements' and SEND reform: letter to local authorities and children's services leads' documents.
  3. Added letter for parents to be circulated from late August 2014.
  4. First published.