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Parents to control special education needs budgets

Publié par Clifford Armion le 15/05/2012

Ben Quinn

Parents in England are to be given control over their children's special educational needs (SEN) budgets, allowing them to choose expert support rather than local authorities being the sole provider.

In what the government described as the biggest reform of SEN for 30 years, the measures will also legally force education, health and social care services to plan services together.

Sarah Teather, the minister for children and families, said this would prevent parents being forced to go from "pillar to post" in a battle between different authorities and agencies.

The reforms were set out on Monday in the government's formal response to the public consultation on a green paper that trailed the reforms last year.
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"Parents to control special education needs budgets", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), mai 2012. Consulté le 27/09/2020. URL: http://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/parents-to-control-special-education-needs-budgets