Who does the Children and Families Act apply to and why

Written by Council For Disabled ChildrenDate 10 Jun 2014

This briefing forms part of the Making it Happen resources for health professionals and looks specifically at what is considered a disability or special educational need and explores the issues and challenges that lead to the development of the Children and Families Act

The Children and Families Act is introducing a new system of support for children and young people with special educational needs and disabled children and young people between 0 and 25. It places duties on clinical commissioning groups, NHS England, NHS Trusts, NHS Foundation Trusts and other health bodies to co-operate and make arrangements to support.