Revised SEN Code of Practice – April 2014

A revised draft of the new SEND Code of Practice was published on 16th April and is now available for consultation (closing date 6th May). This revised draft has increased from 174 pages to 242 pages with a number of additions based on the feedback from the first consultation.

I have prepared a summary of the revised Code of Practice (available at ) which will give you an overview of what it now contains and help in finding your way around the full document.

The DfE is still continuing to anticipate that the new Code, together with the majority of Part 3 of the Children and Families Act 2014, and its associated regulations, will be in force from 1st September 2014.

The consultation is not intended to provide a further opportunity to comment on all aspects of the revised Code of Practice.
They are seeking responses to the following two questions:
1. Does the Code clearly reflect the changes made to the consultation draft to take account of the amendments to the Children and Families Bill?
2. Do changes to the Code, and the plans to produce supplementary materials address the responses to the main consultation on clarity, layout and accessibility?
If you wish to respond to the e-consultation you will find the relevant documents at: