Minister Ford Letter and new guidance on special school opening 14 Jan 2021

Vicky Ford MP, the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Children and Families, has published an open letter to all children and young people with SEND, their parents/carers and families, and others who support them. Minister Ford acknowledges the difficulties of the new national restrictions and offers her department’s commitment to support children and young people. The letter highlights some revised guidance, including the guidance specific to special schools. You can read the letter here.

On Thursday 14th January, the Department for Education published revised guidance for the full opening of special schools and other specialist settings.

Details are set out below are based on the current guidance however, we are aware this is a rapidly changing situation and we will update this page as we receive further information. You can access the latest guidance here

Taken from Council for Disabled Children’s website