The changes in the Children and Families Act has changed the way that children and young people with special educational needs and Disability (SEND) are supported.
On September 1st 2014 there were changes made to Special Education Needs and Disability law.
If you want to look at the law in more depth then follow these links:
- The Children and Families Act 2014 – the part dealing with SEN is Part 3
- The SEN and Disability Regulations 2014
- Special Educational Needs (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations
- The Special Educational Needs (Personal Budgets) Regulations 2014
- The Children and Families Act 2014 (Transitional and Savings Provisions) (No 2) Order 2014
For the law which still applies to children with statements of SEN, Disability Discrimination, and for Exclusions please click here
Halton SEND Partnership is here for you - parents and carers of children, and young people who have special educational needs and disabilities.
Young people who have special educational needs and/or disability aged from 16 to 25 may also access the service. They may choose to do this with the support of their parents/carers or independently.
Our telephone number is 0151 511 7733. Staff typically work between 9 am and 5pm. We are a small team and when there are a number of calls and emails awaiting a response, your call will be put through to a 24hr voicemail. If you can’t get through to someone please do leave yours / your child’s name and date of birth in a message. Remember to give your name and your telephone number slowly and clearly. We will try to call you back promptly, and within 3 working days.
Don’t forget you can email us at any time too.
We always do our best to help you as soon as we can, but we aren’t a crisis or emergency service. We know that sometimes things happen very quickly, for example, if a child is permanently excluded. If you need to speak to us urgently, we will contact you as soon as we can.
Parent Carers can visit the CONTACT helpline via their website at www.contact.org.uk for information or call the free helpline on 0808 808 3555 between 9.30 - 5pm Monday to Friday, or by email at [email protected] You may also want to contact the Independent Provider of Special Education Advice (IPSEA) via their website at www.ipsea.org.uk