In September 2019, the Government announced a review on support for children and young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND). The publication of this review has now been delayed for a third time.
I pressed the most senior civil servant at the Department for Education on when families and schools can expect to see the review published. As you can see, the permanent secretary was unable to give me a clear publication date.
It is vital the review is published so that the Government can detail its full strategy on supporting children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities. Piecemeal changes will not be enough to address the £1.2 billion funding gap that SEND services face.