It is imperative to get the SEND reforms right

By Simon Edwards | 12 April 2022

It has taken three years, but the end of last month saw the release of the Government’s Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) Green Paper.

In the years since a review was first announced in 2019, County Councils Network (CCN) member authorities’ collective SEND deficits have risen dramatically and could reach £1.3bn this year. Only a handful of councils are in the black, so it is an understatement to say this paper has arrived at a critical time.

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