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Tell the government what you think about SEND reforms

26 April 2018

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The government’s Education Select Committee is embarking on a review of the SEND reforms introduced in 2014.

They want to evaluate the success of the SEND reforms, how they have been implemented, and what impact they are having in meeting the challenges faced by children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities.

As part of the review, they are asking for written evidence of your experiences of the following topics:

  • assessment of and support for children and young people with SEND
  • The transition from statements of special educational needs and Learning Disability Assessments to Education, Health and Care Plans
  • The level and distribution of funding for SEND provision
  • The roles of and co-operation between education, health and social care sectors
  • Provision for 19-25-year olds including support for independent living; transition to adult services; and access to education, apprenticeships and work

They want to hear your personal stories and experiences but be aware that they will not be able to address individual cases – they will just use them to illustrate how the reforms are working (or not).

Amaze and PaCC will be responding as organisations based on the work we do with families in Sussex.

If you want more information about the review before you respond, Special Needs Jungle have done a helpful write up of what the review covers https://specialneedsjungle.com/national-send-inquiry-house-commons-education-committee-evidence/

Or you can read the official information here: https://www.parliament.uk/business/committees/committees-a-z/commons-select/education-committee/news-parliament-2017/special-educational-needs-and-disability-launch-17-19/

The closing date for responses is 14th June.

 


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