• Summary
  • Contents
  • Subject index

How have you found the changes brought about by the new SEND Code of Practice: 0-25 years (2014)? This book is the ultimate guide to making sure that you are not only meeting the requirements, but are improving outcomes for children and young people as well. Written for all professionals working in the field, it covers:  · The broader Children and Families Act (2014)  · The role of the local authority  · Guidance on all the key changes that school leaders, SENCO's, and staff are concerned about  · Case studies of settings across the 0-25 age range, including maintained schools, academies, free schools, and specialist and alternative provision. Whether you work in education, health, or social care, or are training to do so, this book will genuinely improve your provision and practice for children and young people with SEND.

Chapter overview

This chapter seeks to set the scene for the rest of the book by:

  • Explaining the climate at the time the SEND Code of Practice 2014 was implemented
  • Introducing the headline changes in the new SEN system
  • Outlining the main changes for schools and other educational settings
  • Touching on the increase in the pupil population and on the complexity of some pupils’ needs.

It explains how these themes are developed in the rest of the book, and how, when taken together, the changes represent a change in culture which may take many years to come to fruition.

The climate for change

Between autumn 2010, when the changes to the SEN Framework began to be developed, and September 2014, when they started to be implemented, many other events occurred. First of ...

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