The government has announced a boost in support for children with additional needs. This will include providing advice, support and information to families and young people with SEND; promoting and developing strategic participation by young people and parent carers; and bringing together schools, organisations and experts to train schools to deliver high-quality SEND.

Given the progress in the law, introducing EHCPs and putting families with SEND in the centre of the process, these priorities are much needed. Hopefully with additional funds and resources, these can become much more effective and realised.

The identified objectives also demonstrate and reflect the shift in focus and should further encourage progress in this area.