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Letter from Minister Edward Timpson regarding SEN and disability reforms

Edward Timpson, the Minister responsible for SEN and Disability within the Department for Education, recently gave evidence to the Education Select Committee on the draft provisions of the Children and Families Bill that relate to SEN and disability. He also met CDC and others to talk about concerns and issues. 

As Strategic Partner for SEN and Disability to the Department for Education CDC alerted him to the fact that parents were concerned that the reforms would erode their current rights in relation to education support. As a result of this the Minister undertook to write to parents through CDC in order to address these concerns.

A copy of the letter from Minister Edward Timpson regarding the SEN and disability reforms can be found at this link

This letter makes explicit the Government's commitment to ensuring that protections parents have in the current system will be carried forward into the new system.