This briefing produced by the health policy team at CDC highlights the key reforms in the Children and Families Act 2014 and some of the key issues professionals in the health services should be addressing as they prepare for the implementation of the reforms.
Some of the key areas the briefing focuses on are:
- The new joint commissioning arrangements for local authority and health commissioners.
- Health services’ role in the identification and assessment of children and young people with SEN and disability.
- What the introduction of Education Health and Care plans (EHC plans) for children and young people with SEN mean for health services.
- Complaints and redress.