Learning Disability Today
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What are the new SEND reforms and why do they matter?

The government has this week published the long-awaited results of its special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) review along with a green paper setting out a vision for a single, national SEND and alternative provision system. The SEND review was launched in 2019 and was commissioned to improve an inconsistent, process-heavy and increasingly adversarial system that too often leaves parents facing difficulties and delays in accessing the right educational support for their child. There will now be a 13-week public consultation on the green paper – Right support, right place, right time – giving families the opportunity to shape how


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