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Review into Residential Special Education

Views sought ahead of Residential Education review
Government are calling for evidence about outcomes and experiences of children and young people attending residential special schools and colleges. The review is designed to find practical outcomes for the government and other agencies who work with this group of young people, who often have the most complex needs and require more intensive support.


To read the call for evidence, click here. They would like to receive evidence 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 • Destinations for these children and young people.


They are interested in evidence from: People running or working in residential special schools or colleges • Children and young people who are attending/have attended residential special schools or colleges, and their parents/carers • Local authorities • Representative bodies from across the sector • Academics with an interest in this area.


Please send responses to Lenehan.Review@education.gov.uk by 17 March, along with any other enquiries about this call for evidence or call 0370 000 2288.