Inclusive education – UK Government assessment

Progress assessment


There has been a sustained or severe regression in the enjoyment of human rights, or a significant reduction in human rights standards or protections in law or policy

In England, despite the implementation of wide-ranging reforms since 2014, children with special educational needs (SEN) and disability (SEND) still face disparities of outcome in relation to the right to education. The number of children with SEN being educated outside of mainstream schools is growing and is likely to increase further with over 3, 000 new places being created in special schools. The coronavirus pandemic has created significant additional challenges, and the reduction of support provision during the pandemic has had a significant impact on children and families.

 Read more about the UK and Welsh Governments’ actions on inclusive education.

The assessment was made based on the evidence available up to 15/09/2020