Education (Special Educational Needs) Bill – Private Member’s Bill

June 13th, 2011 by Peter Oldham QC

This Bill has been introduced into the House of Commons by a Conservative MP as a Private Member’s Bill under the Ten Minute Rule.  It received it first reading on 8th June 2011 and there is a provisional date for a second reading, 2nd December 2011.   

The bill aims to increase parental involvement in the provision of education for children with special educational needs. 

It remains to be seen whether the Bill will have government support. The Department for Education has stated that the current Green Paper places “parents’ choice over the education, health and social care needs of their child at the very centre”.

Peter Oldham QC

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