Special educational needs children have rights cut in pandemic | News | The Sunday Times

Pupils with special educational needs have been plunged into a legal limbo, with no certainty that they will get the help they need after the government downgraded their rights.

On May 1, the Department for Education (DfE) changed the law so councils no longer have a legal obligation to provide support. Instead, for the first time in decades, they have to show only “reasonable endeavours” have been taken. This change, contained in the Coronavirus Act, will continue until the end of the month, and can be extended.

Source: Special educational needs children have rights cut in pandemic | News | The Sunday Times


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