Since the SEND Reforms of 2014, children with SEND and their famalies are meants to be ‘at the heart of the process’. However, reports and research in recent years have shown that this is often not the case with families and young people still having to fight for resources. Since March, many families with children with SEND have felt abandoned with emergency legislation removing their tight to support. We are keen to hear about ways in which colleagues are including learners with SEND to fulfil an active role in their research.
The SEND Reforms of 2014 appeared to make the voice of the young person and their family central to planning and support by bringing them into ‘the heart of the process’ . However , reports and research over the past few years suggest that this has not always happened, and young people with SEND and their families struggle to be heard and often still have to fight for resources.