Annal Nayyar- Parents trialling the government’s new special educational needs (SEN) reforms are happier than ever with the support available

Parents of children with special educational needs (SEN) are happier than ever with the new support available and have much more control over the services they are receiving.

The biggest transformation to SEN support for 30 years – currently making its way through Parliament – will give children and parents greater say over their personalised care and assistance, and put in place a new birth-to-25 system for children and young people with SEN. The government has also announced a £70 million SEN reform grant which will be made available to councils as they prepare to implement these ambitious changes.

Findings from the pilots of the measures – being test-driven by over 2,000 families across 31 councils – show that:

  • parents feel more empowered and supported and are happier with the      services they are receiving, with 88% saying their views had been taken      into consideration
  • professionals are overwhelmingly supportive of the new approaches      and feel they bring about a more family-centred way of working
  • councils are gearing up for the introduction of the reforms in      September 2014, with the majority laying the groundwork for the new system
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