SEND and AP Green Paper Consultation Events and Event Resources

About these events

The Department for Education (DfE) published the SEND and alternative provision green paper on Tuesday 29 March 2022. It sets out proposals for a system that offers children and young people the opportunity to thrive, with access to the right support, in the right place, and at the right time, so they can fulfil their potential and lead happy, healthy and productive adult lives.

It proposes to do this by:

  • Creating a single, national SEND and alternative provision system;
  • Providing excellent provision from early years to adulthood;
  • Introducing a reformed and integrated role for alternative provision, for children who can’t attend mainstream school, whether for behavioural, health or other needs;
  • Reforming system roles, funding and accountability.

The green paper has a total of 22 consultation questions for you to have your say about these critical proposals. You can find the consultation information here.

The Department for Education have run a series of events - both face to face and virtual - to support the consultation process.

How the events were run:

  • A short presentation from the DfE sharing an overview of the proposals in the SEND and AP green paper and sharing key messages 
  • An opportunity to ask DfE officials for points of clarification in a Q&A panel 
  • Discussion sessions with a mixture of parent carers; practitioners across education, health and social care; and the voluntary and community sector (VCS), to discuss the consultation questions and co-produce feedback to the consultation. 

The presentation

  • you can download the presentation, or view it in the PDF at the bottom of the page
  • A film of the presentation delivered by Charles Lang (Deputy Director, SEND and AP Directorate, DfE) is below.

Frequently asked questions (FAQ)

Based on the Q and A panel sessions CDC are in the process of developing a thematic FAQ document, in partnership with DfE, which will bring together the range of questions that participants shared across all 4 events. This will be published here during the week commencing 13th June 2022. If you have any clarification questions you would like to share you can contact us at [email protected]. Please note that due to the volume of feedback we are likely to receive we will not be able to respond to individual queries but any questions will be collated and contribute to the themes in the FAQ.

Thematic feedback from the events

Based on the feedback from the facilitators of the discussion sessions across all 4 events CDC are pulling together a thematic document that shares the key themes, ideas, challenges and proposals identified across the 5 areas explored:

  • An inclusive system;
  • Workforce;
  • Accountability and Leadership;
  • Integrated assessments, plans and services; and
  • Implementation

This feedback will be published here during the week commencing 13th June 2022.

Continuing the consultation process:

  • The consultation closes on the 22 July 2022.  Make your voice heard and your views known here.