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Children and Families Bill to give families support when they need it most

The Government will overhaul the special educational needs (SEN) system and reduce delays in the family justice and adoption systems, under new legislation announced in yesterday's Queen’s Speech.

The planned Children and Families Bill would deliver better support for families – legislating to break down barriers, bureaucracy and delays which stop vulnerable children getting the provision and help they need.

The Bill would introduce a single, simpler assessment process for children with SEN or disabilities, backed up by new Education, Health and Care Plans - part of the biggest reforms to SEN provision in 30 years.

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