Major changes to services for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) are being made in Harrow over the coming months. The changes are aimed at:
- making the system simpler and more joined up
- putting children, young people and their families at the heart of the assessment and planning process
- helping those with SEND to succeed in their education and make a successful transition to adulthood
What are the changes?
Education Health and Care Plan (EHC Plan)
A new single Education Health and Care Plan (EHC Plan) from birth to 25 that will replace the current Statement of SEN and Section 139a Learning Difficulty Assessments
Personal budget option
The option of a personal budget giving some families and young people with an EHC Plan greater independence, choice and control over their support
A local offer of services for children and young people with SEND enabling parents and young people to see more clearly what services are available in their area and how to access them
The need to involve children, young people, parents and carers at the heart of the process in a more person-centred way
Providing statutory protection for young people who are in education or training up to the age of 25
Additional SEN Support
School Action and School Action Plus to be replaced by a new school based category called Additional SEN Support.
How can I find out more?
The Local Authority has produced a strategy for five years for ages 0 - 25, giving an overview of the vision for SEND provision: SEND Strategy 0-25
Have your say
We want to have as much input as possible from parents, carers and young people during the development phase to help us shape a service that meets your support and information needs.
To find out more, see the further info section.