News

  • Guidance for Parent Carer Forums on January national lockdown
    At the start of January, the NNPCF published a list of risks and potential issues for children and young people with SEND at the start of a new national lockdown, in particular, one in which schools were closed. Over the last 3 weeks we have been gathering intelligence from parent carer forums and many of […]
  • National Strategy for Disabled People Consultation
    The Disability Unit at Cabinet Office is developing a National Stratgey for Disabled People, which publication planned for Spring 2021. The Disability Unit has launched the UK Disability Survey (link below) and we want to hear from as many people as possible. We are particularly keen to hear from disabled people, their carers, friends and […]
  • NNPCF input into assessments consultation
    The background Earlier this month, the government announced that the 2021 summer exam series would not be taking place. They have launched a consultation about how children and young people should be assessed if exams cannot be used. The key points of the proposal are: Grades will be based on teacher assessment Guidance will be […]
  • Minister Vicky Ford’s open letter to the SEND community
    Yesterday Minister Vicky Ford released an open letter to Children and Young people with SEND, their families and those who support them.
  • New Government Guidance for Special Schools during the National Lockdown
    Today the government released new guidance for special schools, specialist post-16 providers and alternative provision during the current national lockdown. A copy of this is below.