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The SEND Pathfinder Champion Programme 2014/15 has now ended.


The SEND Information Packs created as part of this programme are still available to download from this website. These draw together a number of helpful resources, case studies and learning from the implementation of the SEND reforms.

Programme overview

From the 1st April 2015 there is a SEND Regional Network in each region. This is supported by the Delivering Better Outcomes Together consortium, further information on this consortium can be found on the Council for Disabled Children website here.

Latest news

SEND Preparation for Employment Grant

Minister Timpson launched a £5million SEND Preparation for Employment GrantThe S31 grant determination letter gives details of the allocations by local authority, and gives details of what the grant is intended to cover. The letter can be downloaded by clicking here.

Role of Regional Lead for Special Educational Needs and Disability Reforms in 2015-16

The second S31 letter can be download by clicking here which also confirms the nine regional leads, who will be asked to support employer engagement, alongside their wider role on developing a clear and sustainable strategy for partnership working, sharing best practice and offering targeted support according to regional needs and co-ordinating peer support activities.  

In focus

Children & Families Act
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Richmond House in London


'Support and aspiration: A new approach to special educational needs and disability' sets out the Government’s vision of a radically different system which supports better life outcomes for young people, provides parents confidence by giving them more control, and transfers power to professionals on the front line as well as the local community.

Read and download our latest SEND Pathfinder Information Packs and Resources.