Special Educational Needs (Information) Act 2008

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An Act to amend the Education Act 1996 in relation to the provision and publication of information about children who have special educational needs; and for connected purposes. 9 [21 st July 2008]Be it enacted by the Queen’s most Excellent Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons, in this present Parliament assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:—1 Information about children with special educational needsAfter section 332 B of the Education Act 1996 (c. 56) insert—“Information about children with special educational needs332 CProvision of information(1) The Secretary of State must exercise the relevant powers with a view to securing, in particular, the provision of special needs information which would, in the opinion of the Secretary of State, be likely to assist the Secretary of State or other persons in improving the well-being of children in England with special educational needs.(2) For the purposes of subsection (1) the relevant powers are the powers of the Secretary of State under the following provisions of this Act (so far as relating to England)—(a) section 29 ,(b) section 408 ,(c) section 537 ,(d) section 537 A,(e) section 537 B, and(f) section 538.332 DPublication of information(1) The Secretary of State must in each calendar year publish, or arrange to be published, special needs information which has been obtained under this Act and the publication of which would, in the opinion of the Secretary of State, be likely to assist the Secretary of State or other persons in improving the well-being of children in England with special educational needs.(2) Information published...

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