The Children and
Families Act received Royal Assent in March
2014. It includes clauses on special education needs (SEN)
which aim to reform the SEN system. The majority of these changes,
known as the SEN and Disability reforms, came into force from
1st September 2014.
The Communication Trust is committed to supporting all those
implementing the reformed SEND system to meet the needs
of children and young people with SLCN and their families. In
order to achieve this, we are working with the Department for
Education, the SEND Regional Network, partners across the VCS
sector, and the professionals that make up the children's
Please click the links below to find further information,
guidance and support on the following areas of the reformed SEND
system from The Trust, our Consortium and relevant wider
We will be developing further resources to support practitioners
implementing the reformed SEND system. To be kept up to date on
these resources, to let us know what is most needed or to
share your expereinces of how the reforms are working in practice,
please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Council for Disabled Children (CDC) are
the SEN and disability strategic reform partner to the Department
for Education. Find out more here.