Policy paper

Support and aspiration: a new approach to special educational needs and disability - progress and next steps

This report sets out the progress made and next steps in taking forward the plans in the green paper, through legislation and in other ways.


The Department for Education’s green paper made wide-ranging proposals to respond to the frustrations of children and young people, their families and the professionals who work with them. It outlines plans to radically reform the current system for identifying, assessing and supporting children and young people who are disabled or have SEN, and their families.

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  • Early identification and assessment
  • Giving parents control
  • Learning and achieving
  • Preparing for adulthood
  • Services working together for families

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