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The SEND Pathfinder Champion Programme 2014/15 has now ended. From 1st April 2015, there is a SEND Regional Network in each region, supported by the Delivering Better Outcomes Together consortium.


Delivering Better Outcomes Together - Programme Overview

The Delivering Better Outcomes Together consortium is a partnership between Mott MacDonald, the Council for Disabled Children (CDC) and the National Development Team for Inclusion (NDTi), with Mott MacDonald as the lead contractor. The consortium will provide a range of services to support Local Authorities and their partners with implementation of the SEND Reforms. 

Further information on the consortium and what each of the strands deliver 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.

Contact the Support Team:

If you have any queries, please direct these to or call the helpline on 0207 651 0308.