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Lenehan review of experiences and outcomes in Residential Special schools and colleges

The Department for Education has announced a review of the experiences and outcomes of children and young people in Residential Special schools, led by Dame Christine Lenehan.

The Lenehan review has issued a call for 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; and
  • destinations for these children and young people.

The review seeks 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;
  • and academics with an interest in this area.

NAHT will make a formal response to the review, which closes on 17 March 2017.

To send your response or an enquiry please click here.

Page Published: 23/01/2017