On the 28th July, the House of Lords Committee which was
appointed to debate the 0-25 Special Educational Needs and
Disability (SEND) Code of Practice indicated its approval. Read the the full debate and Goverment
response here. Following this, the House of Commons voted
to ratify the Committee's decision. The Code of Practice is
therefore now approved by Parliament.
The vision for the SEND reforms is that the views of
children, young people and parents are at the heart of the system
and that education, health and care services and joined up to help
them achieve the best possible outcomes, including the skills for
work and living independently. The SEND Code of Practice
provides the guidance to local authorities, clinical commissioning
groups, early years providers, schools and colleges on carrying out
their duties under these reforms.
The approved document can be downloaded here.