The SEND and Alternative Provision Improvement Plan 2023
Right Support, Right Place, Right Time
The SEND and Alternative Provision Green Paper, published in March 2022 alongside the Schools White Paper, set out bold proposals to deliver a generational change for a more inclusive system.
With earlier identification and evidence-based provision, delivered through new National Standards, more children and young people with SEND will fulfil their potential and be set up for long-term success.
Throughout the consultation, we heard from thousands of children and young people, families, those working in education, health, social care, and local government, as well as the voluntary and community sector. Thank you for taking the time to share your views.
In many cases, the proposals set out in the green paper were welcomed. Typically, people agreed with our assessment of the current challenges in the system. There was broad support for the proposal for a new national SEND and alternative provision system that delivers timely, high-quality services and support in mainstream settings, alongside swift access to more local state specialist settings, where required.