The Special Educational Needs and Disability Code of Practice,
which provides guidance to local authorities, clinical
commissioning groups, early years providers, schools and colleges
on carrying out their duties under part 3 of the Children and
Families Act 2014, has been laid before Parliament today.
Parliament must approve the Code to enable it to come into
The Code of Practice, Special Educational Needs and Disability
Regulations and the Government's response to consultation on those
documents are now on the Department's web pages here.
The availability of the Code, Regulations and information about
transitional arrangements will help local authorities and their
partners, early years providers, schools, colleges and those
working with children, young people and parents in further
developing their plans for implementing the reforms from September