Statutory code of practice on special educational needs.
This document remains valid until 2018, for people who entered the SEND support system before September 2014.
The new statutory ‘SEND code of practice: 0 to 25 years’, came into force on 1 September 2014. Separate guidance on managing the change to the new SEND support system is also available.
Everyone receiving support will have transferred from the old system to the new by 2018.
Ref: ISBN 1 84185 5294, DfES/581/2001
PDF, 3.23MB, 217 pages
This statutory code is for:
It applies to:
The code explains the duties on schools to:
More information and a practical guide to these duties are available on the Equality and Human Rights Commission’s website.
A guide for parents and carers on the main points of the SEN code of practice is also available.
This code relates to:
The new ‘Special educational needs and disability code of practice: 0 to 25 years’ has now been published and comes into effect on 1 September 2014.
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