House of Commons Education Committee: Special educational needs and disabilities First Report of Session 2019–20

1 November 2019
Source: House of Commons Education Committee

Summary In 2014, Parliament legislated with the intention of transforming the educational experiences of children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities. The reforms were ambitious: the Children and Families Bill sought to place young people at the heart of the system. However, as we set out in this report, that ambition remains to be realised. Let down

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BBC News: ‘Unlawful practices and buck passing’ over special needs

23 October 2019
Source: BBC News

Parents seeking support for children with special educational needs face unlawful practices, buck passing and a “treacle of bureaucracy”, MPs say. The Commons Education Committee said the government had set councils up to fail by upping parents’ expectations while cutting council budgets overall. Already stretched families were being torn apart, its report said, as they fought for their children’s rights

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Government Review into Support for Children and Young People with SEND

6 September 2019
Source: Council for disabled children

The government has today 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. The review aims to evaluate the impact of these reforms, and to identify improvements. Too often disabled children and those with

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Contact: An update on changes to special education in Wales

2 November 2017
Source: Contact

The Welsh government is planning a new system of support for children with additional needs in education. The Additional Learning Needs and Education Tribunal (Wales) Bill, will replace statements of special educational needs with an “Individual Development Plan”. If passed, it could become law in 2019. STATEMENTS OF SPECIAL EDUCATIONAL NEEDS ARE STILL IN PLACE FOR NOW Until the law changes, the current

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