SEND Education Committee publishes Government response to report
Special Educational Needs & Disabilities (SEND) Education Committee publishes Government response to report
The report, published by the Committee of the last Parliament in October 2019, followed an 18-month inquiry into Government reforms aimed at placing children and young people at the heart of the SEND system.
It concluded that while the reforms to the support for children and young people contained in the Children and Families Act 2014 were the right ones, poor implementation has put local authorities under pressure, left schools struggling to cope and, ultimately, thrown families into crisis.
The Committee has agreed to undertake further work on SEND and follow-up the Government response with the Secretary of State when Parliament returns after the summer recess.