The Children and Families Bill received Royal Assent on 13th March and became law. It is now the Children and Families Act. It comes into force from 1st September 2014. There will also be a new Code of Practice, as statutory guidance, to accompany the new Act. The previously published draft Code of Practice is now being extensively re-written following feedback from charities, organisations and individuals, during the consultation process which ended in December 2013.
To help parents and carers understand the most important of the changes to the SEN system which are contained in the new legislation, I am delivering a range of presentations across the Midlands and South West of England. See my previous post for details of these.