Statutory assessment

From 1 January 2022 a statutory assessment can no longer be requested. Any pupils with existing statements of Special Educational Needs or those going through assessment prior to 1st January 2022 will continue. 

What happens after the request for Statutory Assessment?

Where a request for Statutory Assessment was made prior to 1st January 2022 the assessment will continue to its conclusion.

When the changes are made, what will happen to existing statements?

Any existing statements will continue to be legal documents until replaced by an IDP or until the local authority tells you that it intends to end a statement.

Until a child or young person moves to the new system, the existing SEN system and law remains in place for them.

The two systems’ will be operating alongside each other from September 2021-2024, the new ALN system and the original SEN system.

Below you can see when children in the first group must be moved to the ALN system based on their school year group.

  • School year 2022 to 2023 = Nursery, Reception,Year 6, Year 10 and Year 11
  • School year 2023 to 2024 = Year 1,2,3,4,5,7,8 and 9

Please see the Welsh Government website for further details.