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DfE publishes plans to support accountability for SEND

The DfE has recently published a document setting out their plans to support long-term local and national accountability for special educational needs and disability (SEND), following last September’s reforms.

The document includes:

  • the DfE’s vision for the whole SEND system;
  • a brief summary of the roles and responsibilities of local and national organisations (including educational settings) in delivering the requirements in the Children and Families Act 2014, and how each agency will be held to account;
  •  a look ahead to the data and analysis that will enable DfE and individual agencies to judge how well the new arrangements are working and to compare delivery across areas; and
  • information about new arrangements for independent assessment, including the proposed Ofsted/Care Quality Commission (CQC) inspection of local areas.

The document is available here.


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Page Published: 07/04/2015