Policy paper

SEND and alternative provision improvement plan

Sets out our plans to change the special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) and alternative provision system in England.

Applies to England



The plan explains what we’ll do to make sure more children and young people with SEND or in alternative provision get the support they need.

It follows the SEND and alternative provision green paper which we consulted on in March 2022. The plan includes:

  • our responses to the feedback we received
  • the improvements we’ll make as a result of the feedback
  • the proposals we’re going to test and review

The roadmap summarises the actions we’ll take to improve the SEND and alternative provision system in England that are set out in the improvement plan.

The full improvement plan in British Sign Language with audio is also available.

If you would like a Braille or audio version of the improvement plan or an accessible format that is not listed, email SENDAP.IMPROVEMENTPLAN@education.gov.uk.

Published 2 March 2023