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Special educational needs and disabilities roundtable discussion

20 November 2018

The Education Committee hears from third sector organisations in roundtable discussion, as part of the inquiry into special educational needs and disabilities (SEND).


Tuesday 20 November in Committee Room 16, Palace of Westminster

At 10am

  • Amanda Batten, Chair of the Disabled Children's Partnership
  • Dame Christine Lenehan, Director, Council for Disabled Children and representative of the Special Educational Consortium
  • Jean Gross, Chair of the Bercow Ten Years On Review
  • John Harris, journalist and parent of a child with SEND
  • Mark Lever, Chief Executive, National Autistic Society
  • Steve Haines, Executive Director for Policy and Campaigns, The National Deaf Children's Society
  • Tara Flood, Director, ALLFIE (Alliance for Inclusive Education)

Purpose of the session

The meeting is the third oral evidence session of the Committee's inquiry, with the discussion likely to cover the impact of the Children and Families Act 2014 reforms and the current level of support for children and young people with SEND, including SEN Support and Education, Health and Care Plans.

Further information

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