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Special Educational Needs: Reviews

Question for Department for Education

UIN 23237, tabled on 28 June 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if he will make it his policy to maintain all existing legal entitlements for children and young people with special educational needs and/or disabilities when the SEND Review is published.

Answered on

6 July 2021

The special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) Review has been making good progress, but the COVID-19 outbreak has frustrated the pace of this important review and materially altered the context for reform. My right hon. Friend, the Secretary of State for Education, will ensure that the house is kept appropriately updated.

The SEND Review continues to work with system experts to make sure we are designing a system fit for the future. We are drawing on the best evidence available to review the system, including the consideration of existing legal entitlements, before publishing proposals for public consultation.