In October 2011, we set up 20 trials with 31 local authorities to test the proposals in the SEND green paper. The aim is to improve the support available to children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities.
The proposals we are testing include the introduction of a new single assessment process, an education, health and care (EHC) plan and personal budgets for children, young people and families with SEND.
On 13 June 2013 we launched the first in a series of introductory pathfinder information packs, bringing together emerging principles, materials and case studies from the pathfinder programme. We will be updating the packs regularly and plan to publish new packs every 2 months.
Department for Education
The Department for Education is responsible for education and children’s services in England. We work to achieve a highly educated society in which opportunity is equal for children and young people, no matter what their background or family circumstances.Find out more about the Department for Education See all Department for Education documents on the gateway