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Update re SEN Policy Research Forum co-ordination – and a huge thank you to Brahm Norwich

20 December 2023

As some of you may know, Brahm Norwich has decided to step down as co-coordinator of the Forum, which he originally set up over 30 years ago with Klaus Wedell.   Brahm has been fundamental to the development of the Forum and has played a substantial part in organising our policy seminars, collating speaker write-ups […]

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Response to Thomas et al (2023) The increasing use of private special schools: A policy gap for inclusive education.

21 September 2023

By Peter Imray This short response paper concentrates specifically on children, young people and adults (CYPA) with complex learning disabilities (CLD), a fairly new ‘category’ of LD marking those who are on the severe end of severe learning disabilities. The ‘label’ itself does not carry any special significance, other than being an indication of the […]

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What is the consequence of more children being sent to private special schools?

25 August 2023

What is the consequence of more children being sent to private special schools? Gary Thomas, University of Birmingham There have been large increases in the number of children sent to non-maintained special schools in recent years. To assess the extent of this trend and its probable consequences, I and my colleagues sent Freedom of Information […]

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The Children and Families Act 2014; are we expecting too much of it?

9 June 2023

The Children and Families Act 2014; are we expecting too much of it?  Carol Long The Children and Families Act 2014 (CFA 2014) was hailed as landmark legislation aimed at improving services for vulnerable children and supporting families no matter what their background. Eight years on the effectiveness of the legislation continues to be debated. […]

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Enhancing the participation of young people with SEN/D in public dialogue about inclusion in school education: a citizen jury pilot.

20 September 2022

UKRI-RSA Rethinking Public Dialogue pilot projects: Enhancing the participation of young people with SEN/D in public dialogue about inclusion in school education: a citizen jury pilot. This innovative pilot will focus on the inclusive engagement of young people (YP) with SEN/disabilities (SEND) in a Citizen Jury (CJ) process on the topic of a more inclusive […]

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