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

If you require any further information please contact Matt Wilkinson ( or Lee Browning (

You can also follow us on Twitter @BirminghamSEND

Parent, Young People & Families Conference: Saturday 14 June

On Saturday 14 June 2014 Birmingham hosted a Parent, Young People and Families Conference at the MAC, Cannon Hill Park to develop their EHC plan and pathway in partnership with all stakeholders. Please see slides and documentation below:

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

Special Education Development Plan. For information about the developments, please read below: