A letter from Edward Timpson, Minister of State for Vulnerable Children and Families has been sent to Directors of Children Services (DCSs) in England about the transition of existing statements of special educational needs (SEN) to education, health and care (EHC) plans.

The letter sets out the importance of local authorities meeting the statutory deadline of 31 March 2018. It also explains that, from April, the DfE will be collecting data monthly from each local authority about the progress they are making and will be offering support to help them to meet the deadline.

ET to DCS re SEN statements 270317

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