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19 December 2012
Action for Children welcomes today's report by The Education Select Committee as part of its pre-legislative scrutiny of the draft provision for children with special educational needs (SEN) within the forthcoming Children and Families Bill.
Whilst the committee's report supported the overall direction of the Government's proposed legislation to reform provision for children with SEN it did raise a number of concerns, which we share, particularly on the entitlements of disabled children without SEN.
Emma Scowcroft, Policy Manager said"It is crucial that the forthcoming legislation applies to all disabled children. That is why we are pleased the committee recommended that all disabled children and young people, not just those with SEN, should have access to an integrated education, health and care system.
"Disabled children who do not have an identified SEN can slip through the system. It is essential that their needs are not overlooked in any legislative changes."