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Local and National Consultations

Details of current consultations are available on this page.

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Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Inquiry Launched

The Education Committee launches inquiry into support for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND).

The Inquiry

In 2014, the Government introduced wide-reaching changes to the SEND system, with the intention of offering simpler, improved and consistent help for children and young people with SEND. The Government claimed these changes would give families greater choice in decisions. The Committee’s new inquiry is intended to review the success of these reforms, how they have been implemented, and what impact they are having in meeting the challenges faced by children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities.

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To complete a written submission to the Education Committees Inquiry please click here 


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National NHS Survey on Personal Health Budgets

Do you work with people who have a personal health budget, or have had one in the past?

Almost 23,000 people are now receiving personal health budgets and integrated personal budgets in England. It is important for people to be able to share their experiences, from first conversations through to ongoing support they receive. NHS England has introduced the first national personal health budget experience survey, with plans to recommission it on a yearly basis, in order to improve how budgets are offered in England. The survey will run until 30 April.

To complete the survey please click here

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National Elective Home Education Consultation

Call for evidence on greater oversight of children whose parents elect to educate them at home, and consultation on revised DfE guidance documents..

Why We Are Consulting

This consultation has two parts. First, it is a call for evidence on issues connected with elective home education, in particular:

  1. registration of children educated at home;
  2. monitoring of home education provision; and
  3. support for home-educating families

Secondly, it seeks comment on draft versions of two DfE guidance documents about elective home education, one designed for local authorities and one for parents.

Both documents are available to view in the Related Documents section of this page.

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The Online Survey is available here

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