Fully up to date with the SEND Code of Practice this book explores all the key contemporary issues relevant to supporting children with special needs in an early years context. Combining theory with practice, it demonstrates how to ensure children’s individual needs are at the heart of early years provision. Key topics covered include: • The history and current climate of SEN provision • Working with Parents • Models of special needs provision • Leadership and inclusion • Professional ethics • Multi-agency working • Early intervention • International perspectivesx This core textbook is an essential read for early years students at all levels, and early years practitioners who wish to gain a greater understanding of the core issues affecting special needs provision.
Chapter 1: Legislation and Policy : Towards a Participatory Partnership
Legislation and Policy : Towards a Participatory Partnership
- How does the Children and Families Act build upon and extend previous legislation and policy?
- How does the Children and Families Act position parents and children as active participants in decision making?
- Why are the voices of children and families important?
- What are the challenges?
The Children and Families Act 2014 is the largest reform of services for children with special educational needs and disabilities for a generation. Significantly, the articles in the Act relevant to the development of provision for children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) aim to place children and families at the centre of the decision-making process. The 2015 SEND Code of Practice, which replaces the Code ...