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Special Educational Needs and Disability Act 2001

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Time limits with respect to assessments

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14(1)Paragraph 3 of Schedule 26 (manner and timing of assessments under section 323) is amended as follows.

(2)In sub-paragraph (2), for “paragraph 10” substitute “paragraph 2A”.

(3)For sub-paragraphs (3) and (4) substitute—

(3)Regulations may provide—

(a)that where a local education authority are under a duty under section 323, 329 or 329A to serve any notice, the duty must be performed within the prescribed period,

(b)that where a local education authority have served a notice under section 323(1) or 329A(3) on a child’s parent, they must decide within the prescribed period whether or not to make an assessment of the child’s educational needs,

(c)that where a request has been made to a local education authority under section 329(1), they must decide within the prescribed period whether or not to comply with the request, and

(d)that where a local education authority are under a duty to make an assessment, the duty must be performed within the prescribed period.

(4)Provision made under sub-paragraph (3)—

(a)may be subject to prescribed exceptions, and

(b)does not relieve the authority of the duty to serve a notice, or make a decision or assessment, which has not been served or made within the prescribed period.

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