Government legal move risks councils ‘downing tools’ on support for disabled children

The Department for Education has taken two key steps to relieve councils of duties related to children with special educational needs (SEN) during the Covid-19 crisis. 

One is an amendment to the Special Educational Needs and Disability Regulations 2014, which the secretary of state for education is permitted to make under the Coronavirus Act 2020. The amendment allows ‘relaxation of time periods due to coronavirus exception’.

Read more in The Law Gazette