Call for evidence

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The Department for Education are asking for evidence on the funding arrangements for young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) and those who need alternative provision (AP).

Individuals and organisations are invited to consider how the SEND and AP financial arrangements in England could be improved to help local authorities, schools, colleges and other providers in supporting children and young people.

They are aware of concerns about the funding allocated for young people with special educational needs and disabilities in England, and are looking carefully at how much overall funding will be needed in future years.

This call for evidence is an invitation to consider other aspects of the funding arrangements that:

  • could be changed to help local authorities, schools, colleges and other providers in their support for young people with SEND, those requiring AP and those at risk of exclusion from school, and
  • may not be helping us get the most value from the resources available.

More information and questionnaire

They have also asked the Council for Disabled Children to organise a small number of workshops across the country, so themes in this call for evidence can be discussed in greater detail. If you would like to attend one of these events, please register your interest at [email protected], giving your name, role, organisation and email address. They will send you information about the events as soon as it is available.

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