ALLFIE’s campaign on how the SEND system must change, to recognize and realize Disabled children and Young peoples’ rights to inclusive education.
- In April 2023 ALLFIE published the article The SEND Review: New hope or a further segregation story? in Inclusion Now magazine, a campaign update from Amelia McLoughlan, ALLFIE’s Campaigns and Policy Coordinator
- On the 2nd March 2023 ALLFIE published a headline response to the SEND Improvement Plan: Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) and Alternative Provision (AP) Improvement Plan: Headlines, outlining key areas which concern us greatly. We also published our submission to this report, based on our evidence gathering findings: SEND Review Consultation Submission: Right support, right place, right time
- In March 2023 the Department for Education published the Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) and Alternative Provision (AP) Improvement Plan: Right Support, Right Place, Right Time.
- June 2022: Publication of Inclusion Now magazine 62: SEND Review supplement, a supplementary edition of our magazine, with articles and opinions on the Government reforms and consultation, including frustration at the delayed response
- April to June 2022: ALLFIE gathered evidence to submit the Government’s Green Paper consultation, including encouraging our Members to submit their own response to the Government’s SEND Green Paper consultation survey, to help us state the case for inclusive education. These ALLFIE briefings and guides will inform you further:
- June 2022 | SEND Review Consultation Guide: What to include in your response
- May 2022 | SEND Review Green Paper Consultation News about the consultation timeframe and publication of accessible formats
- April 29th 2022 | SEND Review update: ALLFIE’s Green Paper response consultation
- April 1st 2022 | SEND Review: ALLFIE responds to newly published Government Green Paper
- On 29th March 2022 the SEND and Alternative Provision (AP) Review Government Green Paper was published – here is a summary of the document ”Right Support; Right Place, Right Time’. The consultation deadline was subsequently extended until the 22nd July 2022 due to late publication of accessible versions (listed below)
Accessible versions of the green paper:
- Easy-Read to support those with learning disabilities
- British Sign Language (BSL) to support those who are deaf or have a hearing impairment
- Large print (pdf)
- Guide for children and young people
What ALLFIE has been doing
In 2022-2023 ALLFIE gathered and submitted evidence from Disabled students and their allies for our submission to the Government SEND Green Paper Consultation. This included a series of public online roundtable events during May and an inclusive education survey. Thank you for your views and feedback, which has been reported back to the Steering Group to draft ALLFIE’s submission. We also published a supplementary edition of Inclusion Now magazine, with news articles about the Government reforms and consultation:
What you can do: Responding to the Government consultation
In 2022 we produced a SEND Review Consultation Guide: What to include in your response, and asked our members and supporters to help ALLFIE make the strongest case for why and how the SEND system must change, to recognize and realize Disabled children and Young peoples’ rights to inclusive education.
The Department for Education (DfE) needed to hear the impact of the proposed SEND reforms for Disabled children and Young people’s right to inclusive education. We encouraged our Members to submit their own response to the Government’s SEND Green Paper consultation survey.
- Inclusion Now magazine SEND Review supplement
- ALLFIE’s SEND Review submission | May 2020
Initial response to the major review into support for children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND)
- Forward to Inclusion or ‘Back’ to Segregation: UK Government SEND Review for England
Inclusion Now article | Richard Rieser July2021
- What’s in the SEND Review Green Paper?
Matt Kier | Special Needs Jungle March 2022
- Summary of the SEND Review: Right support, right place, right time
- Government SEND Review website