SEND Legislation - Implications for Schools Inset

Find out how the new SEND legislation affects you.

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New SEND legislation came into force on 1st September 2014 as a result of the implementation of the Children and Families Act 2014. Part 3 of the Children and Families Act concerns children and young people with SEND. The legal framework that surrounds SEND is contained in the statute law (the Act), the SEND Regulations, case law and the statutory guidance (SEND Code of Practice 2014 and 2015).

For the last two terms schools have been getting to grips with their roles and responsibilities in order to implement the reforms to support their children with special educational needs and disabilities. Local authorities have also been working hard to implement the reforms and ensure that they are compliant with the law whilst supporting schools, parents and pupils.

There is still a great deal of uncertainty about who is responsible for what in terms of implementing these reforms.

This training session will outline the duties, roles and responsibilities as described in the legal framework and will support schools in understanding what their legal duties are to ensure they are working with parents, pupils, the local authority and specialist providers to offer the best outcomes for children with special educational needs and disabilities.

The day will be split into four sessions each offering information, support and guidance on the legal framework for SEND.

  • The first session will introduce the legal framework, the Children and Families Act, the Equality Act, the SEND regulations and the SEND Code of Practice.
  • The second session will outline the legal duties and roles and responsibilities for early years' settings, schools and post 16 institutions.
  • The third session will outline the legal duties and roles and responsibilities of the local authority.
  • The fourth session will offer support and guidance on working with parents and pupils during the transition from one system to another.

Full Course Content

To make delegates aware of the legal framework surrounding Part 3 of the Children and Families Act.

  • The Children and Families Act 2014
  • The Equality Act 2010
  • The Special Educational Needs Regulations 2014
  • The Special Educational Needs (Personal Budgets) Regulations 2014
  • The SEND Code of Practice (2015)

To make delegates aware of the legal duties, roles and responsibilities for schools

  • Admissions
  • SEN Information Report
  • Statements to Education, Health and Care Plans
  • SEN Support
  • Co-operating with the local authority

To make delegates aware of the legal duties, roles and responsibilities of local authorities

  • The Local offer
  • Transfer of statements and LDAs to Education, Health and Care Plans
  • HC needs assessment
  • Personal Budgets

To support delegates in working with parents and pupils in implementing the SEND reforms

  • School action and school action plus to SEN Support
  • Changes to the provision available in school
  • SEN Support progress meetings
  • Reviewing SEND policy and practice
  • Preparing for an Education, Health and Care Plan