The Education Select Committee has published its long-awaited report into SEND. The NNPCF steering group met this morning and reviewed the key messages. You can find the report here https://www.parliament.uk/business/committees/committees-a-z/commons-select/education-committee/news-parliament-2017/send-report-published-19-20/
We are pleased to see that the report reflects many of the key themes that we have heard from our membership and we raised to the committee in our written and oral evidence. You can see the evidence that we gave here. http://www.nnpcf.org.uk/december-2018-educational-select-committee/
We highlighted and called for:
· Adequate funding for SEND services
· Greater accountability across the system
· Low prioritisation of SEND across Health and Social Care
· Incentives across the system are not aligned to be inclusive
· A greater voice for families
We are pleased all of these themes are reflected in the report and parent carer forums and individual stories are referenced in the report.
Going forward, we will continue to represent the views of our membership through the work being done in the SEND review. We are also working with the Department for Education to ensure that parent carer forums have input into the work of the review team. We will keep you updated.
You can see our response to the SEND review here http://www.nnpcf.org.uk/send-review-statement/