As you are aware, the Welsh Government are implementing a new Act for children and young people with additional learning needs (ALN) - the Additional Learning Needs and Education Tribunal (Wales) Act 2018.
A parent’s guide is available that provides information about arrangements for moving from the SEN system to the ALN system.
The parent’s guide:
- explains the ALN system
- sets out the school year in which the mandated years will move from the SEN to the ALN system
- sets out the general process for moving from the SEN system to the ALN system
- explains the child or the parent’s right to request to move to the ALN system
The additional learning needs (ALN) system is being put in place gradually between September 2021 and August 2024.
This guide explains how some children will move to the ALN system between September 2021 and August 2022. Please note, separate guidance will be published that explains how other children and young people will move to the ALN system.
Parent's Guide (2021-2022)