The new arrangements for children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND)
The SEND reforms introduced by the Children and Families Act 2014 aim to change this, with a focus on two key themes: greater cooperation between education, health and social care and a greater focus on the outcomes which will make a real difference to how a child or young person lives their life.
For too long, health has been the missing partner in the SEND system. These reforms change that – they implement a holistic approach to supporting children and young people with SEND in all aspects of their life.
The guide below explains the duties and responsibilities of health professionals who deal with children and young people with special educational needs and disability (SEND) and their families.