SEND updates

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1 April 2017 

Changes to free entitlement funding, including the introduction of two new streams of SEND funding - SEN inclusion funding and Disability Accessing Funding - has come into effect. 


12 December 2016

The Department for Education has published its response to its three- and four-year-old funding consultation, including changes to SEND funding.

View the consultation response

Access the Alliance's free guide to the changes


29 January 2015

The Department for Education has published an amended version of the SEND code of practice, set to come into effect in April 2015.

The main changes relate to updated guidance on support for children and young people in youth custody; however, guidance relating to early years providers has also been amended.

Key changes for early years providers


1 September 2014

The SEND code of practice comes into force today. We have produced a comprehensive guide to the changes, tailored specifically for early years providers.

More information or to order


28 August 2014

The Department for Education has published a guide to transitioning to the new SEND system. Advice for early years providers can be found in section 8 (p34).

Download the guidance


30 July 2014

The Department for Education has published the special educational needs and disability code of practice: 0 to 25 years. The code outlines statutory duties relating to children and young people with special educational needs and those with disabilities.

Download a summary of the main changes for early years providers

Download the full code

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