Dyslexia Action launches new guide for parents on SEN reforms

January 19, 2018

Dyslexia Action has launched a new guide for parents to help them understand the changes to SEN provision.


The free online guide will help parents and carers, who support children with literacy difficulties including dyslexia, navigate the changes in special educational needs (SEN) which come into effect in September.


‘How to…Navigate the changes in Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) provision’ highlights the new legal requirements that schools and colleges have a duty to follow in England, under the ‘SEN and Disability Code of Practice: 0-25 years’ (due to be approved July 2014) and what this means for children with special educational needs. It relates to the Children and Families Act which was passed through parliament in March 2014.


Included is information on:

  • What is changing in relation to special educational needs and disability education, health and care plans.
  • How a Local Offer should help.
  • What should happen if a child is assessed as being disabled by their dyslexia.
  • Who will receive a personal budget.
  • If dyslexia is identified what approach should be taken by the teacher.
  • What parents can do if they are not happy with the support their child receives.
  • Useful contact details for other organisations that can offer helpful advice and/or support – including In Control.


To view the guide, please visit the Dyslexia Action website.


In Control and NASEN have also produced a short fact sheet:


Personal Budgets and the School Day