Outcome of the The Lenehan Review into Residential Special Schools

January 26, 2018

This consultation ran from 23 January to 17 March 2017 and sought evidence on the experiences and outcomes of children and young people in residential special schools and colleges. The evidence from this consultation informed Dame Christine Lenehan’s independent review of residential special school and colleges ‘Good intentions, good enough?’


The report contains a series of recommendations for government and other agencies, focusing on:

• ensuring children and young people wi


th SEND get the services and support they need in their local community (in mainstream or special provision)

• ensuring that local areas have planned and commissioned provision strategically, so that it is available when required

• ensuring the accountability and school improvement systems enable schools and colleges to achieve the best possible outcomes. In her letter of response to the review,


You can access the full report and findings below:


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