Government’s Long-Awaited SEND Improvement Plan Published

  • Posted On: 22 March 2023
  • Author: Stefanie Cappleman
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The government published its plans to reform support for children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) in England on 2nd March 2023.

The SEND Improvement plan includes investment in training for thousands of workers so children can get the help they need earlier. This comes alongside thousands of additional specialist school places for those with the greatest needs.

The plan will be underpinned by new national SEND and AP (alternative provision) standards in order to reduce the postcode lottery that currently exists in the SEND support system. To improve parents’ and carers’ experiences of accessing support, the plan aims to cut local bureaucracy. The process for assessing needs through Education Health and Care (EHC) plans will be digital-first, quicker and simpler wherever possible.

You can read the full report on the .gov website HERE, or an Easy Read Version here.

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