Delivering Better Outcomes Together
Children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) and their families on many occasions were failed by the system of support in place to help them.
The Government responded by making the Children’s and Families Act (2014) law, formalising a new approach that better supports children and young people with SEND.
All local authorities (LAs) and educational settings have a legal duty to implement and fully comply with the Act, which has been live since September 2014. The scope of the reforms is broad and represents a fundamental and complex change programme for LAs and their partners.