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Linda Jordan takes part in Roundtable discussion with the Government Select Committee on post-16 sup

Linda Jordan takes part in Roundtable discussion with the Government Select Committee on post-16 sup

On 29th January 2019, Linda Jordan, Senior Development Adviser (Children and Young People’s programme), took part in a roundtable discussion at Committee Room 18, Palace of Westminster with the Select Committee on special educational needs and disabilities focusing on issues faced by young people with SEND post-16.

During the discussion Linda Jordan, Senior Development Adviser, called for clarity within the SEND Code of practice in supporting young people as they move into adulthood:

“Our greatest success (with EHC plans) is that more people understand the need to support young people into adulthood, employment, independent living, relationships, being part of their communities and having good health….We have had some fantastic success stories with a number of people on supported internships. While very uneven across the country, some areas with extremely good progress.

“What we now need to do is think about how we enable other young people with complex needs who haven’t got EHC plans to also be able to draw down access to work money.”

Rt Hon Robert Halfon MP, Chair of the Education Committee, said:

"This session is an important opportunity to hear the experiences of those working with young people with SEND post-16, given the significant reforms that were brought in for this age group. We welcome the chance to investigate how the reforms and introduction of Education, Health and Care Plans have impacted on the experiences of young people after the age of 16, while exploring whether young people with and without EHC Plans are receiving the support that they need as they move on into adulthood."

Find out more about the discussion here and watch the parliament video in full.

For further information on the Post 19 work that NDTi are doing that includes better EHC Planning, contact Linda Jordan on 01225 789135 or email linda.jordan@ndti.org.uk

Released On 31st Jan 2019