Inclusive education – Welsh 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

The proportion of disabled pupils attending special schools has been steadily increasing for several years. In response, the Welsh Government has introduced significant changes to improve support for children with additional learning needs (ALN), though it is too soon to review these changes’ impact due to delays in implementation. The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has created specific challenges in relation to disabled children’s access to education, which could worsen educational disparities. However, the Welsh Government has not modified the legal obligations regarding special educational needs.

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