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SEN reforms meet with widespread approval

27/12/2013 Joanna
Parents with children who have special educational needs (SEN) are very happy with the support they receive, according to the Department for Education.

SEN reforms are currently progressing through parliament and are designed to give parents and children greater control over the support provided to them. A new birth-to-25 system for people with SEN is also being established. To support the changes, an additional £70 million of funding is being made available to local councils.

Results from the pilot schemes show that parents and those in education jobs support the changes, with over 88 per cent of mothers and fathers saying their views had been taken into account.

Director of the Council for Disabled Children Christine Lenehen said she was "pleased" to be delivering better results for families in partnership with the government. "We look forward to this opportunity being available to all families and looking at real integration for children with SEN and disabilities," she added.

Earlier this year the National Scholarship Fund announced it was providing funding to 416 applicants to help SEN teachers develop their knowledge and skills.

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