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

Despite the implementation of wide-ranging reforms since 2014, children with special educational needs (SEN) and disabilities (SEND) still face barriers to the enjoyment of the right to education. The number of children with SEN being educated outside mainstream schools is growing, and over 3,000 new places are being created in special schools. The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has created significant additional challenges, including a reduction in support. It is too early to assess whether recovery efforts are sufficient to meet the needs of children with SEND.

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

The assessment was made based on the evidence available up to 30/09/2021