Review of experiences and outcomes in residential special schools and colleges

Post date: 
Tuesday, 7 February 2017
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The government is seeking evidence to learn more about the experiences and outcomes of children and young people in residential special schools and colleges.

Dame Christine Lenehan, Director of the Council for Disabled Children, has launched the call out and will be leading the independent review.
 
She would like to hear about:
  • The characteristics of the children and young people currently in residential special schools and colleges;
  • How and why these children and young people come to be placed in residential special schools and colleges;
  • The pattern of provision across the country and how it is commissioned and procured;
  • What good quality support looks like for these children and young people, both pre- and post-placement (including the role of early intervention, family support and community services);
  • The experiences and outcomes of these children and young people and their families, and how these can be improved;
  • How schools and colleges are supported to meet the needs of these children and young people by all agencies;
  • How effectively the workforce in residential special schools and colleges meets the needs of these children and young people; and
  • Destinations for these children and young people.
Please send responses to [email protected] by Friday 17 March 2017, along with any other enquiries about this call for evidence.
 
Find out more about the review on the Department for Education's website.
 

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