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Comment: SEND regulations temporary flexibilities

Commenting on temporary flexibilities in relation to SEND regulations Charlotte Ramsden, ADCS Vice President, said:

“Councils and their partners remain committed to meeting the needs of children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities, providing them with the support they need and deserve. We are working with families to ensure children are supported during these unprecedented times and have adapted many of our usual ways of working to reflect the requirements of the pandemic. However, the impact of Covid-19 on our staff and already limited resources coupled with school closures and the additional demands on our health partners means it’s increasingly difficult to undertake assessments and provide support in the timeframes that we usually would. We will continue to make every effort to meet our statutory responsibilities as outlined in the Children and Family Act (2014), but in the current circumstances it is helpful that the government has recognised the impact of Covid-19 on the SEND system and introduced these measures to allow for some flexibility.”


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