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The Draft
SEN Code of Practice –
An Overview
October 2013
What the Code is
• Statutory guidance on duties, policies and procedures
relating to Part 3 of the Children and Families B...
Who must have regard to the Code
 local authorities
(education, social care
and relevant housing and
employment and other...
Structure – 9 Chapters
1. Introduction
2. Summary
3. A Family Centred System
4. Working Together Across Education, Health ...
Chapter 1 - Introduction
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The duty to “pay regard” to the code
Transition arrangements
Definitions of special educ...
Chapter 2 - Summary
The Principles underpinning the Code
•The involvement of children, parents and young people in
decisio...
Chapter 3 – A Family Centred System
Focus on:
•Involving children, parents and young people in decision
making
•The views ...
Chapter 4 - Working Together Across
Education, Health and Care
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Working together for positive outcomes
J...
Chapter 5 - The Local Offer
• Principles – Collaborative; Accessible; Comprehensive;
Transparent
• What must be included i...
Chapter 6 - Early Years, Schools, Colleges
and Other Education and Training Providers
• High expectations for children and...
Chapter 7 - Assessments and Education,
Health and Care Plans
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The need for an EHC assessment
Co-ordinated ...
Chapter 8 - Children and Young
People in Specific Circumstances
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Looked after children
Care leavers
SEN an...
Chapter 9 - Resolving Disputes
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Principles
Early resolution of disagreements
Disagreement resolution arrange...
Next Steps
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Consultation ends ……………….2013
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B
C
Implementation 1 September 2014
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The code of practice overview october 2013

  1. 1. The Draft SEN Code of Practice – An Overview October 2013
  2. 2. What the Code is • Statutory guidance on duties, policies and procedures relating to Part 3 of the Children and Families Bill and associated regulations. • Provides practical advice on how to carry out statutory duties to identify, assess and make provision for children and young people with special educational needs (SEN).
  3. 3. Who must have regard to the Code  local authorities (education, social care and relevant housing and employment and other services)  early years providers  schools  FE colleges  sixth form colleges  academies/ free schools  SEND Tribunal  independent special schools and independent specialist providers  pupil referral units and alternative providers  NHS England  clinical commissioning groups (CCGs)  NHS trusts  NHS Foundation Trusts  Local Health Boards
  4. 4. Structure – 9 Chapters 1. Introduction 2. Summary 3. A Family Centred System 4. Working Together Across Education, Health and Care 5. The Local Offer 6. Early Years, Schools, Colleges and Other Education and Training Providers 7. Assessments and Education, Health and Care Plans 8. Children and Young People in Specific Circumstances 9. Resolving Disputes
  5. 5. Chapter 1 - Introduction • • • • The duty to “pay regard” to the code Transition arrangements Definitions of special educational needs (SEN) Related legislation and guidance
  6. 6. Chapter 2 - Summary The Principles underpinning the Code •The involvement of children, parents and young people in decision making; •The identification of children and young people’s needs; •Collaboration between education, health and social care services to provide support; •High quality provision to meet the needs of children and young people with SEN; •Greater choice and control for young people and parents over their support; •Successful preparation for adulthood, including independent living and employment.
  7. 7. Chapter 3 – A Family Centred System Focus on: •Involving children, parents and young people in decision making •The views of children and young people •Supporting young people and their parents •Impartial Information, Advice and Support •Parent Carer Forums
  8. 8. Chapter 4 - Working Together Across Education, Health and Care • • • • • • • • • Working together for positive outcomes Joint commissioning arrangements Roles and Responsibilities Designated Health Officer Developing a Joint Understanding of Local Needs Joint Planning and Delivery Regional Collaboration The health commissioning duty Joint Review/ Improving Provision
  9. 9. Chapter 5 - The Local Offer • Principles – Collaborative; Accessible; Comprehensive; Transparent • What must be included in the local offer • Publishing the local offer • Preparing and reviewing the local offer
  10. 10. Chapter 6 - Early Years, Schools, Colleges and Other Education and Training Providers • High expectations for children and young people with SEN; • Support for children and young people with SEN; • The four areas of SEN; • SEN Support in: Early Years; Schools; Further Education • Funding for SEN Support • Admissions and Inclusion • External Support in Educational Settings
  11. 11. Chapter 7 - Assessments and Education, Health and Care Plans • • • • • • • • The need for an EHC assessment Co-ordinated assessment, planning and timescales EHC assessment and planning process Advice and information for EHC assessments Writing the EHC Plan Requests for a school, college or other institution Requesting a personal budget Reviewing an EHC Plan
  12. 12. Chapter 8 - Children and Young People in Specific Circumstances • • • • • • • • Looked after children Care leavers SEN and social care needs, including children in need Children and young people educated out of area Children and young people with SEN educated at home Children with SEN in alternative provision Young offenders in custody Children of service personnel
  13. 13. Chapter 9 - Resolving Disputes • • • • • • • Principles Early resolution of disagreements Disagreement resolution arrangements Mediation Parent and young people’s rights to appeal to Tribunal Disability discrimination claims Complaints about NHS or social care provision
  14. 14. Next Steps • • • • • Consultation ends ……………….2013 A B C Implementation 1 September 2014

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