SNJ WEBINAR: SEND Minister Claire Coutinho discusses the SEND Improvement Plan. Register now!

We have another fabulous webinar lined up for you — with Education Minister, Claire Coutinho, who has responsibility for SEND. Claire Coutinho, MP for East Surrey, joined the Department for …

Can you legislate for love? The Government’s plans for children’s social care aims to

Ambitiously titled “Children’s social care: Stable Homes, Built on Love” the Department for Education has published its response and an implementation strategy after Josh McAlister’s review of Children’s Social Care and two …

Don’t write us off before we’ve started, say autistic pupils in new campaign to protect rights and funding

With Megan Horan, Ambitious About Autism A new campaign to stop autistic children and young people being ‘written off’ at school is being launched today by charity, Ambitious about Autism. …

No specialists = No support: The future for children with SEND is bleak without a trained workforce to support them

SNJ is among 114 SEND-related organisations and professional bodies calling for urgent action over gaps in the provision of specialist services for children and young people with disabilities. The gaps …

With no ministerial oversight for months, has the SEND Review lost legitimacy? Here’s what needs to happen now

Another day, another new SEND Minister – although at the time of writing their identity remains a mystery. It’s become almost routine, this government’s casual lack of regard for the …

New SEND Minister, Kelly Tolhurst: many responsibilities but none so important as disabled children’s futures

We’d begun to get a little paranoid at Special Needs Jungle that maybe no one really wanted children and young people with SEND. Three weeks have passed since a new …

#SENDReview: National standards plans are an assault on the rights and entitlements of children and young people with SEND

One of the main, and most worrying, proposals in the SEND Green Paper is the introduction of National Standards. Some in the SEND sector are in favour of National Standards …

Public Accounts Committee Inquiry report adds pressure to #fixSEND. SEND Review MUST NOT delay further

It seems like a lifetime ago, but for most of last year, you couldn’t move for official inquiries into the state of SEND in England.  Parliament’s Education Select Committee started …

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