It has now been more than three years since the government commissioned the SEND review to improve support for children with special educational needs. In the meantime, we have had endless reshuffles to Ministerial teams pushing any reform further into the future. Every delay leaves children, families and schools fighting to access the support they need.
The Government has previous committed to responding to the SEND review by the end of the year. However, the new Minister has now announced that this response has again been delayed. Children and families need certainty.
Today I called on the Minister to set a firm date for responding to the consultation and setting out how the Government will reform the SEND system>>