What are the SEND reforms?
The Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) reforms were introduced in September 2014. They seek to facilitate a joined up approach to health, education and social care. They aspire to put children and their families at the heart of the decision making process.
The implementation of the SEND reforms has been lead by the Department of Eductation (DfE).
Whizz-Kidz and SEND
At Whizz-Kidz we are passionate about listening to young disabled people and their families and we also understand the importance for catering for individuals' holistic needs. These principles are at the heart of the SEND reforms.
As part of their mission to help more children, the DfE have supported the development of Whizz-Kidz's Parents Network.
Find out more about SEND
More info on SEND
- Parent’s guide to the SEND system (produced by DfE).
- Young person's guide to SEND (produced by DfE).
Council for Disabled Children
The Council for Disabled Children have created a whole host of information about what the SEND reforms will mean for families.
Contact a Family
The charity Contact a Family have put together some very handy factsheets with more information on the new SEND system, EHC needs assessments and plans, the Local Offer and more.
Mumsnet Q&A session
Our friends over at Mumsnet hosted a question and answer session about changes to SEND legislation with Jane McConnell –the Chief Chief Executive of Independent Parental Special Education Advice .
- Read the Mumsnet SEND Q&A
- You can also chat to other parents on the Whizz-Kidz and Mumsnet co-branded forum.