The Secretary of State for Education has issued a notice to modify section 42 of the Children and Families Act 2014.
This notice will be relevant to:
- local authorities
- health commissioning bodies
- children and young people with EHC plans
- others involved in the EHC plan process
It will modify the duty on local authorities to secure special educational provision and on health commissioning bodies to arrange health provision in accordance with EHC plans, so that they can discharge this by using their ‘reasonable endeavours’.
The notice applies from 1 May 2020 to 31 May 2020.