Delays with new SEND plans creating ‘significant’ problems for pupils

Delays, poor administration and inadequate gathering of evidence when issuing new Education Health and Care plans (EHCPs) are having a “significant impact” on children with special educational needs and disability (SEND), the ombudsman has warned.

The local government and social care ombudsman Michael King has said his office has upheld four-fifths of the complaints it has investigated about EHCPs, the documents which set out the support a child is legally entitled to.

The plans were introduced in 2014 to replace statements of special educational needs. Statements are meant to be transferred to EHCPs by 1st April 2018.

Read the full article in the Tes.


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