The minister of state for children and families, Robert Goodwill MP, has written to local authorities to remind them of their statutory duty to ensure all transfer reviews of statements are completed by 31 March 2018.
The minister offers clarification that provision for pupils for whom this process has not taken place by the due date will continue until the necessary procedure has been followed. The letter does not specify what action may be taken against local authorities that have failed to comply with this statutory requirement.
The key point for members is that it is the local authorities' responsibility to arrange transfer reviews, and this point should be emphasised to parents expressing concerns.
First published 05 October 2017