New SEN Regime: Education, Health and Care Plans – Special Education Law Conference


Clive Sheldon QC chaired this seminar on 3rd September 2014.

The seminar covered the following topics:

Overview of changes and the general duties
Jonathan Moffett
• Overview
• Duties to promote integration and to co-operate
• Joint commissioning
• Local offer

EHC Plans – children at school
Katherine Eddy
• EHC plans from 1 September 2014 for ‘new’ children without an existing statement
• Moving to EHC Plans for school-age children
• Personal budgets and funding issues

EHC Plans – other groups of children and young people
Joanne Clement
• Early years
• Further education and other post-16 options, including capacity issues
• Other issues arising for particular groups of children and young people

Reviewing, ceasing and challenging EHC Plans
Rachel Kamm
• Reviewing EHC Plans
• Ceasing EHC Plans
• Challenging EHC Plans – the Tribunal’s role, a young person’s right of appeal, mediation and judicial review

Case study: A practical case study about a Tribunal hearing at which an EHC Plan under the new regime is considered    
Clive Sheldon QC (judge), Paul Greatorex and Rupert Paines

To download the powerpoint presentation from the seminar click here.