WHAT DIFFERENCE WILL THE SEND REFORMS MAKE TO EVERYDAY
Anyone interested in putting into practice the
Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) Reforms in
Bedford Borough, is invited to the next Virtual SEND team
meeting on Tuesday 22 March, from
9.30am - 12.30pm, at Kings House,
245 Ampthill Road, Bedford. The meeting is free to attend.
In 2014, important changes to the way in which
services are delivered to families living with SEND were
introduced. One of the cornerstones of this legislation is more
joined up thinking and working between agencies to deliver the best
possible outcomes for children and young people with SEND.
The new system extends rights and protection
to young people by introducing a new education, health and care
plan. As well as protecting the schools budget, the Reforms offer
provision from birth to 25 years of age. Professionals will also
provide more tailored support to families, giving them the help and
assistance they need.
At the meeting, there will an overview of the
overall status of the implementation of the reforms in Bedford,
with a focus on ‘Social Care and the SEND Reforms’ and ‘The Local
Cllr Henry Vann, Portfolio Holder for
Education at Bedford Borough Council, said: “What better way to
decide on best practice is there, than inviting those who use the
services for their thoughts? We want to provide people with an
opportunity to share their experiences and shape the process,
giving families greater choice in decisions and ensuring needs are
The event will provide an opportunity for
Children and Young people with SEND, Parent\Carers of children,
young people with SEND, SEND Practitioners from Education, Social
Care and Health, and charities supporting families with disabled
children to have their say.
If you would like to book a place at the
meeting, contact Amy Cooke at Bedford Borough Council, via firstname.lastname@example.org by
Tuesday 15 March.