SEND Code of Practice given seal of approval

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.