Member in charge: Jane Hutt AM - Minister for Children, Education, Lifelong Learning and Skills
Date of introduction: 27 April 2009
Date of Royal Approval: 9 December 2009
This Measure provides children with rights to make special educational needs (“SEN”) appeals and claims of disability discrimination to the SEN Tribunal for Wales. By doing so, the Measure gives practical expression to the UN Convention of the Rights of the Child and the associated Core Aims of the Welsh Government.
In particular, this Measure aims to provide an additional safeguard to ensure that the needs of disabled children and young people and those with SEN can be met, by reducing the prospect that their needs might not be fully addressed where their parents do not themselves pursue an appeal or claim. It also gives children with SEN (including looked after children) an independent right to appeal decisions made about their education support needs.
On 28 April 2009, the Business Committee agreed, in accordance with standing orders, to refer the Education (Wales) Measure 2009 to Legislation Committee No 3, to consider and report on the general principles of the proposed Measure.
Stage 1 consideration by the Legislation Committee No 3
Stage 1 report on the Proposed Education (Wales) Measure 2009 - 07 July 2009.
Stage 2 Consideration by the Legislation Committee No 3
Stage 3 & Stage 4 Consideration was in Plenary on 3 November 2009