Introduction – Children and Families Act 2014

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Notes from presentation given at 2015 northlincs PIP Forum Conference by Darren Chaplin

Introduction – Children and Families Act 2014
Special Educational Needs and Disability Code of Practice 2014 / Local Picture

Darren Chaplin
Principal Officer – Vulnerable Children and Young People
North Lincolnshire Council


NATIONAL / LOCAL DEVELOPMENTS

Previous system of support for Special Educational Needs (SEN)

Children and Families Act 2014 Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) Clauses – transitional arrangements 2014 – 2018.

Pre and Post-16 Funding Reforms – 0-25

Local Offer, EHC Plans, Personal Budgets, Governance.

Work Streams and participation / co-production – ongoing development – local picture.


Previous system of support for Special Educational Needs (SEN)

SEN Code of Practice 2001 – graduated approach
School Action
School Action Plus
Statements of Special Educational Need (5 Bandings)
Current funding arrangements – pre / post-16
Learning Difficulty Assessments (LDAs)


 LOCAL PICTURE – Children and Families Act Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) Clauses

Single Assessment – identifying need / decision making SENDAP
Single Education Health and Care Plan (0-25) September 2014
Publication of a ‘Local Offer’ – low and high needs
‘Offer’ of a Personal Budget / Direct Payment
Statutory protections comparable to Statements of SEN
Parents AND young people rights of appeal
Requirement to jointly commission
Pathfinder Activity
Monitoring and Review / Graduated Approach
Focus for EHC Plan is currently SEN


 Transitional Arrangements – Sept 2014 to Aug 2018

Funding Reforms – April 2013
Local Offer & Single EHC Plans – from September 2014
Personal Budgets – subject to further Pathfinder recommendations
Existing law currently in place – twin track
‘Local Offer’ – graduated approach
Regional work
Local work – Work Streams / DfE Audit Tool / Progress Checks.


 

PIP CONFERENCE 25/2/15
Darren Chaplin
Principal Officer – Vulnerable Children and Young People
North Lincolnshire Council
www.northlincs.gov.uk
(01724) 297124

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