The Government has published the response to the Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) and Alternative Provision (AP) green paper consultation – the SEND and Alternative Provision Improvement Plan.
Find out about our plans to reform the SEND and AP system (with British Sign Language).
The SEND and Alternative Provision Improvement Plan sets out what we will do to make sure children and young people with SEND or in Alternative Provision get the support they need.
It follows on from the SEND and Alternative Provision green paper which we consulted on between 29 March and 22 July 2022. The plan includes:
There are resources to help you understand the improvement plan on GOV.UK, including accessible communication formats:
If you would like an alternative format that is not listed, such as Braille, please email: SENDAP.IMPROVEMENTPLAN@education.gov.uk.
In 2019, the Department for Education (DfE) commissioned the SEND Review to understand the challenges faced by children and young people with SEND, and those educated in alternative provision.
On Tuesday 29 March 2022, we published the SEND and AP green paper setting out 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 fulfill their potential and lead happy, healthy and productive adult lives.
A full version of the green paper, including alternative formats, is available on GOV.UK.
During the 16-week consultation, we ran 175 events with different organisations representing:
The SEND and Alternative Provision Improvement Plan is the response to this consultation.
For further information about children with SEND, visit GOV.UK.
The charity Contact provides a range of services including a telephone helpline, live chat and Listening Ear support service.
The Information, Advice and Support Programme (IASS) provides access to free and impartial information, advice and support on SEND issues in every local authority area.