Posted: 5th November 2019
Author: Kieran Baker

SEND Trial Extension

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The Department for Education has confirmed that the current National Trial will be extended beyond 31st March 2020 to 31st August 2020.

This is extremely positive news. The National Trial provides extended powers for the SEND Tribunal to hear and make non-binding decisions about health and social care aspects of EHCP’s.

There has been extensive use of the trial following its introduction with many more appeals than expected at the outset. It gives parents and young people a route to try and secure enhanced social care and health provision and has been extremely valuable in supporting families caring for children and young people with additional needs. Read the full letter here: