Supporting the SEND reforms

On the 1st September 2014 the Children and Families Act came into effect and with it a raft of reforms and new duties on local authorities for how services and support are delivered for disabled children and young people and those with Special Educational Needs (SEN). On the 1st April 2015 new duties for the provision of support to young people with SEN in youth custody came into effect.

As part of their transition and implementation arrangements the Government awarded a series of grants to the voluntary and community sector to provide information, advice and support to those effected by the reforms. CDC was awarded the contract to act as the Strategic Reform Partner to the Department for Education and is part of a consortium called Delivering Better Outcomes Together which provides support to parents, children and young people and local authorities and their partners. Further information about the work CDC will be delivering in 2015-16 as well as the support offered by the other grant holders can be found below.