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Children's expert makes recommendations to strengthen SEND services in Suffolk

Anthony Douglas CBE spent several months meeting with families, leaders and practitioners to inform his findings.
30 Jan 2024

In 2023, Suffolk County Council commissioned Mr Douglas to further strengthen our work to reform SEND Services by meeting with families, practitioners and leaders to focus how services are impacting on the everyday experience of families of children and young people with SEND. 

The Council has now received the outcome of his findings. He writes,

I carried out fieldwork between April and September 2023. My Terms of Reference were to assist the council in making continued improvements for children with special educational needs and disabilities and improvements in the experience of children and families, assess that the conditions required for progress remain in place are robust and are having impact, provide an independent opinion of the effectiveness of reform and provide advice, guidance and best practice, within specific areas if needed.

You can read his full letter on our Inspections and Evaluations page.