Independent report

Residential special schools and colleges: support for children

An independent review of the experiences and outcomes of children in residential special schools and colleges, and government response.


Good intentions, good enough?

Secretary of State's response to report on residential special schools and colleges

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This report by Dame Christine Lenehan and Mark Geraghty sets out:

  • how children and young people with special educational needs and disability (SEND) are currently supported in residential special schools and colleges
  • recommendations to support children, young people and their families to improve their experiences and outcomes
Published 6 November 2017
Last updated 17 December 2018 + show all updates
  1. Added letter from Minister for Children and Families to Dame Lenehan.

  2. Added Secretary of State's response letter to Dame Christine Lenehan.

  3. First published.