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Special Educational Needs – the work of the Michael Sieff Foundation

Providing effective educational and parenting support for children and young people with hidden disabilities in the UK.

The evidence from the Parliamentarians’ Inquiry demonstrated that young people with a range of hidden disabilities are over-represented in having poor educational and life outcomes, especially in relation to employment, mental health difficulties and offending.

The Trustees have agreed to sponsor a multi-disciplinary meeting to investigate the impact of the reforms in the Children and Families Act 2014, with particular reference to the introduction of Education, Health and Care Plans and the detailed evidencing of educational need to provide effective educational and parenting support for children and young people with hidden disabilities.

Our programme of work is currently in its formative stages. We would be interested to hear from stakeholders involved in disciplines that may inform our investigation. Please contact the Secretary of the Foundation, Richard White via email: richard@michaelsieff-foundation.org.uk in the first instance.