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.

Terms of reference: Special educational needs and disabilities

Latest evidence

  • 23 Oct 2018 - Special educational needs and disabilities - oral evidence | PDF version (PDF263 KB) HC 968 | Published 01 Nov 2018

    Evidence given by Justin Cooke, Policy and Public Affairs Manager, Ambitious about Autism, Matt Keer, Parent & contributor to the Special Needs Jungle website, Julie Cordiner, Education Funding Specialist, School Financial SuccessAlyson Shields, Head of Education and Supported Learning, New College Durham, Helen Wallace, Headteacher, Thameside Primary School, David Clarke, Deputy Director for Education, Oxfordshire County Council, Dr Jackie Lown, Head of Children and Young People, Specialist Services, East Riding of Yorkshire Council

Next meeting(s)

20 November 2018 10:00 am

Oral Evidence Session

Special educational needs and disabilities
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Amanda Batten, Chair of the Disabled Children's Partnership
Dame Christine Lenehan, Director, Council for Disabled Children
Jean Gross, Chair, Bercow Ten Years On Review
John Harris, journalist and parent of a child with SEND
Mark Lever, Chief Executive, National Autistic Society
Steve Haines, Executive Director for Policy and Campaigns, The National Deaf Children’s Society
Tara Flood, Director, ALLFIE


Room 16, Palace of Westminster

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