Guidance for Parents

Guidance for parents and families on the new SEN legislation and disability reforms

Fundamental and far-reaching changes have taken place in how young people with special educational needs are supported into adulthood. These changes are enshrined in the Children and Families Act 2014.

Whilst the aim is to provide better support to young people, parents may not always have sufficient information on which to make informed choices and decisions or they may lack the confidence to do so.

Linkage has therefore gathered a selection of useful advice and guidance aimed at parents and families. You can download them below. If you would like hard copies as a source of reference, our contact details are below.

We regularly review and update this information.

Link to The Young Person’s Guide to the Children and Families Act 2014 here.
Link to PfA Factsheet: The Links Between The Children and Families Act 2014 and The Care Act 2014 here.

Who to contact at Linkage:

Sylvia Hutcheson, Children and Families Development Worker, 07515 851835



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