In September 2014 the goverment changed the law and made changes to the way disabled children and young people, and those with special educational needs (SEN), get the support they need.
Since then, the new law means that professionals from different services now have to work more closely together to give children and young people* with special educational needs or a disability the support they need. Children and young people now have more say over what support and services are offered in their local area, and more help will is available for young people as they prepare for adulthood.
* A child is a person under compulsory school age. A young person is a person over compulsory school age but under 25. A person is no longer of compulsory school age after the last day of summer term during the year in which they become 16.
Some of the biggest changes children and young people with a special educational need or a disability have seen include:
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