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The government has announced a major new review into support for children and young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND). The review is designed to improve services for disabled children and young people and their families.
"I want parents to know that we’re committed to boosting outcomes and ensuring the right support is in place for children with special educational needs, by breaking down the barriers to a good education and making sure the system works for families. That is why the Prime Minister committed to providing an extra £700 million next year, an 11% increase, to make sure these children can access the education that is right for them."
Education Secretary Gavin Williamson
Our reforms in 2014 gave vital support to more children, but we know there
The review aims to evaluate the impact of these reforms, and to identify improvements. Too often disabled children and those with SEN face significant local variations in accessing the vital support they rely on.
The Government has stated that the review will be followed up by action to improve children’s’ outcomes and increase capacity in the system.
Find out more: Major New Government Review into SEND