Department for Education SEND Newsletters

Written by Department of EducationDate 11 Jun 2015

The Department for Education's 0-25 Special Education Needs and Disability Unit publishes a  newsletter for anyone working in special educational needs and disabilities – statutory and voluntary agencies across education, health and social care; and users of the system, such as children, young people and parents. See below for previous issues:

October 2014

This issue looks at what's covered in a local authority's Local Transition Plan, trasnfer review processes and a collection of top resources on a range of topics based on the SEND reforms.

February 2015

Contained in this edition is information on the review of arrangements for disagreement resolution, future support for local authorities implementation of the reforms  and information on changes to dedicated school grants for 19-25 year olds with EHC plans.

June 2015

This edition looks at the Implementation of the SEND system and goes into detail on transition planning, the Local Offer and co-production. Also discussed in this newsletter are looked after children and EHC plans, youths in custody and a summary of the results of the February 2015 LA survey.

July 2015

This edition talks about the new transition arrangements announced by the minister last week and gives a summary of the recent local authority survey and parent carer forum surveys.

February 2016

In this month’s newsletter there is information about the deadline for transfer reviews for statements to EHC plans, and transition from LDAs to EHC plans plus a look at SEND Funding in 2016-17.

July 2016

This edition gives an update on Learning Difficulty Assessments (LDAs) and looks at the recent data releases focusing on statements of SEN, EHC Plans and early years.

September 2016

This issue provides information on school census data from July 2016, an announcement of the launch of the Youth Justice SEND project and how to get involved in feeding into research on the SENCO qualification.