Support and Aspiration
SEN and D Reforms
Lincolnshire County Council is changing the way it provides support to children and young people with Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEN and D) and their families in line with the Government’s Children and Families Act 2014 which proposes a number of significant changes to children with SEN and D from September 2014.
Key elements of the new approach will be:
- A cohesive integrated system of support for children and young people with special educational needs and disability up to the age of 25, delivering support when and where they need it.
- Effective joint planning between education, health and care services to jointly commission support for children, young people and their families.
- A clear ‘Local Offer’ of services and support available, reviewed regularly with families to maintain and improve them as required.
- Replace the current SEN statements and learning difficulties assessment systems with a more cohesive Education, Health and Care needs assessment process for quicker decisions and more effective support.
- The option for all young people and parents of children with an Education, Health and Care Plan to hold personal budgets if they wish.
- Improved support for young people in their transition to adulthood.