Education Committee

Special educational needs and disabilities inquiry

Inquiry status: open

Inquiry launched on Wednesday 18 April 2018. Oral evidence ongoing.

Scope of the inquiry

In 2014, the Government introduced wide-reaching changes to the SEND system, with the intention of offering simpler, improved and consistent help for children and young people with SEND. The Government claimed these changes would give families greater choice in decisions. The Committee’s new inquiry is intended to review the success of these reforms, how they have been implemented, and what impact they are having in meeting the challenges faced by children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities.

Submissions already published

  • Submissions submitted to the inquiry but published online by organisations before the Committee published its evidence, can be found at Submissions (PDF PDF 185 KB).


Terms of reference: Special educational needs and disabilities Send a written submission

Latest evidence

Next meeting(s)

24 April 2019 9:15 am

Oral Evidence Session

Special educational needs and disabilities
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Gill Jones, Deputy Director of Early Education, Ofsted
Jonathan Jones, HMI, Specialist Adviser, SEND, Ofsted
Professor Ursula Gallagher, Deputy Chief Inspector for Primary Medical Services and Integrated Care, CQC
Nigel Thompson, Head of Children’s Health and Justice, CQC
Alison Fiddy, Chief Executive, Ipsea
Imogen Jolley, Head of Public Law, Simpson Millar
Michael King, Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman


Room 15, Palace of Westminster

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