Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) Review Green Paper
A Word from our Chair Jean Fitzpatrick on the release of the long awaited Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) Review Green Paper
Yesterday the government published it’s long awaited special educational needs and disability (SEND) review as a Green Paper. This is a discussion document which sets out proposals for a system that offers children and young people in England access to the right support, in the right place, at the right time in order for them to reach their potential and lead happy, healthy and productive lives as they transition into adulthood.
The proposals in the Green Paper are now open for public consultation and feedback. This will give you, our families, frustrated by the existing complicated bureaucratic SEND system an opportunity to shape how a new system will work in the future. How has it worked for you? What impact has it had in meeting the challenges faced by families? It has been clearly acknowledged that the challenges for families living with SEND, the existing problems in the current system and the underlying causes have been recognised in this Green Paper. However, we need to ensure that this is embedded within the finalised document, alongside how they intend to address these challenges in order to exact change and make things better for us.
This is your opportunity, with our help to reset the SEND system, improving the opportunities and outcomes for our children and young people. We are inviting all parents/carers to engage in the consultation process which will run for a period of 13 weeks finishing on Friday 1st July. It is vital that your voice and the views of all families are heard if we have any chance of exacting the change in the SEND system that we all need to see.
Your voice! Your views! Your feedback can help shape this! WarrPAC are planning a series of events which will give you the opportunity to hear more about the proposals, ask questions and find out how to contribute. We will continue to update you on our media sites with more information about sessions and events as they become available to book. In the meantime we have included links below to the Green Paper in it’s entirety as well as the National Network of Parent Carer Forums (NNPCF) with their initial response to the publication. Please feel free to join the conversation on our social media, we look forward to the voices of our families being heard in the name of change for our children and young people.