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SEN | A week in Review 21st - 27th September 2020

It’s been a relatively quiet week in the news for SEN so here’s our quick round up….
  1. The latest Government statistics published on 22nd September 2020, showed that almost a fifth of children with EHCPs were reported absent from state – funded schools in the previous week. A very concerning and worrying find. Read the FULL REPORT HERE.
  2. The BBC published an article focusing on the impact of the pandemic on university students and more specifically a student with Autism. It gives an insightful view into how the ongoing changes affect both children and young adults with additional needs. Click here for the FULL ARTICLE.
  3. In case you missed it… the temporary changes to EHC Plans expired on 25th September. On the 1st May 2020 certain aspects of the law on education, health and care (EHC) needs assessments and Plans changed temporarily to give local authorities, health commissioning bodies, and others whose roles contribute to these processes more flexibility in responding to the demands placed on them by coronavirus. These temporary changes relaxed the timescales and deadlines by which local authorities and others needed to adhere to in relation to EHC Plans. READ FULL ARTICLE.
  4. A useful Government update for parents who are thinking of deferring their summer-born children’s school admission place until they reach the age of 5. FULL GOVERNMENT PUBLICATION.

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