Research and analysis

SEND pathfinder programme: final report

The final evaluation on the SEND pathfinders programme that tested SEND reform proposals.


SEND pathfinder programme: final report

SEND pathfinder programme: final report brief


The final report covers the second 18 months, ending in September 2014, of the SEND pathfinder programme. The scheme was set up to develop and trial new approaches to meet the needs of children with SEND.

It looks at the initiative’s effect on:

  • families’ satisfaction with the systems and processes in place to get support for their child
  • families’ views about the amount and quality of support available to them
  • families’ views about their own and their child’s health and well-being
  • the cost of the assessment and planning processes for getting SEND support
Published 30 July 2015