SEND and Alternative Provision – changes ahead

Hot off the press!

It’s good news and encouraging change ahead as the Government roadmap is published for national reform to support special educational needs and disability (SEND) and Alternative Provision. The roadmap state the actions for the Government, to:

  • invest £2.6 billion between 2022 and 2025 to fund new places and improve existing provision for children and young people with SEND or who require alternative provision.
  • increase core school funding by £3.5 billion in 2023 to 2024. Almost £1 billion of that increase will go towards high needs.
  • introduce local SEND and alternative provision partnerships that bring together partners to plan and commission support for children and young people with SEND and in alternative provision.
  • work with areas, through the change programme, to create evidence-based local inclusion plans
  • develop innovative approaches for short breaks through £30 million of funding
  • publish guidance to support effective transitions between all stages of education, and into employment and adult services

The full information can be found on the Government web pages:


SEND families invited to get involved in Devon’s SEND improvements

Devon County Council is inviting all parent carers of children and young people with SEND to join us to discuss how they can improve SEND provision across the local area both now and in the future.

Two-hour sessions are being held in a range of places around Devon in March.

Booking now open for SEND improvement family engagement sessions.