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Edward Timpson Re: SEN Reforms

December 19, 2013

On Monday 9 December, Ministers Edward Timpson (Department for Education) and Dan Poulter (Department of Health) wrote to local authority and health leaders about the special educational needs (SEN) reforms. In their letter the Ministers request these individuals work to ensure that the SEN reforms are implemented in a way that will deliver maximum benefits for local areas and for families and young people.  Accompanying the letter is an implementation pack outlining the vision for the reforms and with information for strategic leaders. This pack includes:

  • Key questions 
  • A timeline for implementation 
  • Information on the resources and support that can be accessed from a variety of organisations, including the National Network of Parent Carer Forums and Contact a Family
  • Examples of best practice

The letter also confirms that the Pathfinder Champion programme will continue until March 2015. You can view a copy of the letter here and the implementation pack documents at this link. The letter has been sent to chief executives of local authorities and clinical commissioning groups, chairs of health and wellbeing boards and lead members.