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Learning difficulty assessments

The Education and Skills Act 2008 places a statutory responsibility on LAs to make arrangements for assessments relating to learning difficulties to be conducted (formerly known as s140 assessments but now covered by s139 of the Learning and Skills Act 2000).

The Act states that 'in exercising its functions . . . an authority must have regard to any guidance issued by the Secretary of State'.

A draft version of this guidance was issued for consultation in April 2009.  The consultation period ended on 16 July 2009. Our intention is to issue revised guidance in October 2009.  In the meantime, we would ask that you have regard to the draft guidance.

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Last updated on 07/08/2009