Our response to the special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) report
Today the education select committee published its report on special educational needs and disabilities (SEND). The committee's inquiry reviewed the government's changes to the SEND system in 2014 and the impact on families and young people with special education needs and disabilities.
Mark Lee, chief executive of the Together Trust, said:
“While we welcome today’s report, once again we are faced with a report which highlights the growing gap between government policy and the reality faced by children with SEND and their families who are finding it increasingly difficult to access support and navigate a complex and broken system.
“For the last decade many children with SEND and their families have not been heard and children have been left with a shocking lack of support, this ranges from the correct SEN support at school, to apprenticeships and work.
"The government must act now to make sure that schools and local authorities have the person-centred resources they need to support children and school leavers properly.”