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Birmingham City Council

Birmingham Special Educational Needs and Disability

Welcome to the Birmingham Special Educational Needs and Disability website. On this page you can find information about the new SEND reforms and Birmingham’s new SEND processes.

From September 2014 there will be a statutory requirement on all local authorities and partners to put in place Education, Health and Care (EHC) Plans to replace SEN Statements and Learning Difficulty Assessments. The intention is to personalise and develop the “My Life, My Choice” approach by:
• developing the Local Offer as a way of improving services and outcomes
• increasing the participation, choice and control children and young people with SEND and their families have over the support they use
• providing accessible, comprehensive and transparent information, advice and support.
• giving those with Education, Health and Care Plans the option to request a personal budget

Birmingham are developing their EHC plan and pathway in partnership with all stakeholders and are hosting a Parent Conference on 14 June 2014.

If you require any further information please contact Matt Wilkinson (Matt.M.Wilkinson@birmingham.gov.uk) or Lee Browning (Lee.Browning@birmingham.gov.uk).

You can also follow us on Twitter @BirminghamSEND

Parent and Families personal budgets workshop: 31 January 2014

On Friday 31 January 2014 Birmingham City Council hosted a Parent and Families personal budgets workshop at The Library of Birmingham. Please see briefing note and slides from the workshop below.

Read the full report about Early Support Key Working from the National Children's Bureau (NCB)


For information about the developing SEN Strategy please read below:
For information about Birmingham’s developing plans for the SEN Reforms please read below: