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Education, Health and Care Plans

Useful Links

Please find below links to useful information and organisations. All links open external web sites in a new browser window. AfC are not responsible for the content of these web sites.

SEND Code of Practice (

SEND Guide for Parents and Carers (

DfE SEN Implementation Q&A on EHC planning​ (pdf)

The Department for Education and Mencap's Easy Read guides about the SEND reforms:

Parents (

Children and Young People (


SEND Decision Making and the Law Workshops 

In November and December 2017, workshops were held in all 9 regions to assist Local Authorities (LAs), (SEND and social care representatives) and health care representatives in interpreting and applying the legal requirements of the Children and Families Act 2014 to some of the key decision points. These workshops were led by the DfE SEND Adviser team and IPSEA, and facilitated by Mott MacDonald.

The workshops were organised following feedback and requests from the first set of ‘SEND Decision Making and the Law’ workshops held in January and February 2017. It highlighted the need to broaden the audience to include health and social care representatives. In recognition of the value of parental contribution to the discussion, a National Network of Parent Carer Forums (NNPCF) regional representative was invited to each event.

Webinar videos were produced following these workshops providing a summary of the sessions covered. 

View the webinars

Additionally, all the resources provided can be found at:

The Children and Families Act 2014: SEN and Disability – Decision Making and the Law Workshops - Resources