Update on key provisions of draft Special Educational Needs legislation

September 13th, 2012 by Jane Oldham

The House of Commons Library has today published a Standard Note summarising what it identifies as the “key provisions”, relating to England, of the draft legislation on provision for children and young people with special educational needs. The draft legislation was published, for consultation and pre-legislative scrutiny, on 3 September 2012 (click here).  The Note also sets out the background to these proposals, indicates the issues upon which the views of the Education Select Committee are particularly sought and gives a selection of initial responses to the draft legislation, received from special educational needs and disability organisations.

A link to the full text of the Note can be found on the Parliament website: click here 

The draft legislation extends to England and Wales although as the Note states most of the provisions apply to England only; the Welsh Assembly is currently consulting on proposed changes to the SEN system in Wales.

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