Chair answers questions on SEN and disability reforms report

20 December 2012

The Chair of the Education Committee takes part in an online Q&A to answer questions about the Committee's report on the special educational needs (SEN) and disability reforms.

The online Q&A is being hosted by Ambitious about Autism and will take place from 11am - midday on Thursday 20 December 2012 on the page linked to below.

The Government plans to change the way children and young people with special educational needs such as autism access services and support. Over the past few months the committee has been looking at the proposed legislation and has taken evidence from hundreds of families, schools, colleges, local authorities and charities.

About Talk about Autism

Talk about Autism is an online discussion forum and community for parents, carers and family members of children with autism, people on the spectrum, and professionals

The Education Committee's report

The Education Committee has welcomed the overall direction of the Government’s proposed legislation to reform provision for children with special educational needs (SEN), but warns that the NHS Constitution cannot be allowed to prevent the imposition of much stronger duties on commissioning boards to ensure that adequate, joined-up services are put in place across the country.

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