The Bishop of Coventry received the following written answer on 5th September 2022:
The Lord Bishop of Coventry asked Her Majesty’s Government what further consultation opportunities they will provide for those involved in the education of SEND students within further education colleges to inform the development of policy following the SEND green paper consultation.
Baroness Barran (Con): The department will continue to work with partners, including further education providers, to design a national Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) and Alternative Provision (AP) improvement plan. This will be published later this year and will set out in detail how we will deliver improvements to the SEND and AP system, including in further education. In autumn, the department will establish a National SEND and AP Board to lead improvements in the system across education, health, and care. We will set out the board’s role and membership, including how we will ensure the voices and lived experiences of children, young people and their families are at the heart of the board discussions.
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