MPs to assess success of SEND reforms

A group of MPs is to investigate whether government reforms of the system of support for children with special education needs and disabilities (SEND) have been successful. The education select committee will review the reforms, how they have been implemented and what impact they are having on children and young people with SEND.

The committee is inviting written evidence on a range of topics around SEND, including the level and distribution of funding for SEND provision, and the roles of and cooperation between education, health and social care sectors. The closing date for submissions is 14 June 2018.


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