Impact of 2014 SEND reforms on local authorities examined

07 February 2019

The Education Committee hears from local authorities on Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND).


Tuesday 12 February in Committee Room 15, Palace of Westminster

At 10am  - Panel 1

  • Richard Flinton, Chief Executive, North Yorkshire County Council [written evidence submission [SCN0185]
  • John Henderson, Chief Executive, Staffordshire County Council [SCN0458]
  • Steve Rumbelow, Chief Executive, Rochdale Borough Council


  • Cllr Anntoinette Bramble, Chair of Children and Young People’s Board, Local Government Association [SCN0195]
  • Chris Harrison, Director, SEND4Change
  • Charlotte Ramsden, Chair of the Health, Care & Additional Needs Policy Committee, Association of Directors of Children’s Services [SCN0503]
  • Andrew Reece, British Association of Social Workers

Purpose of the session

The session is likely to examine how the SEND reforms of 2014 have impacted on local authorities, to what extent local authorities are managing to fulfil their statutory duties, and how councils are working across teams to deliver the SEND reforms.

The Committee's SEND inquiry is examining the impact of the reforms introduced in the Children and Families Act 2014.

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