The Children and Families Act 2014 has introduced new laws for children and young people who have special educational needs and disabilities (SEND). From september 1, 2014, local authorities have a duty to replace statements of Special Educational Needs (SEN) with a new Educational, Health and Care (EHC) plan.
To support this change, government are funding an Independent Support service to assist families through the new SEND assessment and planning process.
Independent Support Provider
s (including iSEssex) are contracted through the programme which is managed and monitored by the Council for Disabled Children (CDC).
More information on CDC- http://www.councilfordisabledchildren.org.uk/what-we-do.