SEND review

What is the SEND Review?

The Department for Education (DfE) published the Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) and alternative provision green paper on Tuesday 29 March 2022.

It sets out our proposals for a system that offers children and young people the opportunity to thrive, with access to the right support, in the right place, and at the right time, so they can fulfil their potential and lead happy, healthy and productive adult lives.

We’re proposing to do this by:

  • Creating a single, national SEND and alternative provision system
  • Providing excellent provision from early years to adulthood
  • Introducing a reformed and integrated role for alternative provision, for children who can’t attend mainstream school, whether for behavioural, health or other needs
  • Reforming system roles, funding and accountability

We commissioned the SEND Review in 2019 to understand these challenges better and determine what it would take to establish a system that consistently delivers for children and young people with SEND.

Green papers are consultation documents produced by the government. The aim of this document is to allow people both inside and outside Parliament to give the department feedback. Children, parents, and those working in the SEND system will be able to give their views on proposals designed to provide the right support, in the right place, at the right time.

For more information about the SEND Review visit the SEND review on GOV.UK. There is also a summary of the review.

The changes via the SEND Review are explained in the green paper document.

The consultation ended on 1 July 2022.