I'm sharing this information received from the Council for Disabled Children which I hope you'll find interesting.
Edward Timpson, the Minister responsible for SEN and Disability within the Department for Education, recently gave evidence to the Education Select Committee on the draft provisions of the Children and Families Bill that relate to SEN and disability.
He also met CDC and others to talk about concerns and issues. As Strategic Partner for SEN and Disability to the Department for Education CDC alerted him to the fact that parents were concerned that the reforms would erode their current rights in relation to education support. As a result of this the Minister undertook to write to parents through CDC in order to address these concerns.
The CDC has now received a letter from Edward Timpson that makes explicit the Government's commitment to ensuring that protections parents have in the current system will be carried forward into the new system.
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