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Government SEND review letter

Will Quince MP, Minister for Children and Families, has written a letter aimed at parents and carers of children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND), their families and those who support them. 

This letter is available to everyone to read – this is called an open letter.

The letter outlines the government’s commitment to delivering the SEND Review as quickly as possible.

It outline plans to continue to visit schools, nurseries and colleges around the country to directly hear first-hand from children, young people, parents and carers, school, college and local authority staff as well as meet with SEND organisations and experts so they can have a say in the changes.

To read the full letter, you can go to the Education Hub blog page (opens link in new window)

Alongside the letter, the Department for Education (DfE) has published information about the SEND Review Steering Group and who is part of this group. This is a new group which was set up to help the DfE conclude the SEND Review as quickly as possible and advise on what needs to be proposed in a SEND Green Paper* to be published in the first three months of 2022.

*A Green Paper is a report which explains what the government would like to do, it is published so that people know what the government plans to do and to allow people to have a discussion about it.

You can find this information on the SEND Review steering group page (opens in new window).

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