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What legal duties are affected by COVID-19 in relation to SEN?
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During the emergency measures which were in place due to coronavirus, the Department of Education issued Notices which meant that the legal duties owed to children with SEN were in some circumstances reduced to a “Best Endeavours” duty. Legal time limits for statutory assessment and statementing had also been affected. From 24th August 2020, these emergency measures no longer apply. All SEN legal duties have been restored to the normal standard as set out in the SEN legal framework