The Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) Code of Practice: 0 to 25 has been approved. It was laid before Parliament on 11 June 2014 and approved by both Houses on 29 July 2014.
The House of Lords Committee, which was appointed to debate the 0-25 Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) Code of Practice, indicated its approval. Following on from this, the House of Commons has voted to ratify the Committee's decision. So therefore the Code of Practice is now approved by Parliament.
It comes into force on 1 September 2014.
The Code of Practice relates to children and young people (a person over compulsory school age and under 25) with special educational needs (SEN) and disabled children and young people. It provides statutory guidance on duties, policies and procedures relating to Part 3 of the Children and Families Act 2014 and associated regulations to local authorities, clinical commissioning groups, early years providers, schools and colleges, in England, on carrying out their duties under these reforms.
KIDS welcomes the opportunities that this presents for positive change in meeting the aspirations of disabled children and their families.