SEND & Alternative Provision Change Programme – Advisory Tailored Lists


One element of the SEND & AP Change Programme is responding to feedback from families highlighting the need for improved support when they are considering which school can meet the needs of their child.  The proposal being tested will mean that parent carers and family carers will be provided with an Advisory Tailored List, to support them to express an informed preference for a placement within their child’s Education, Health, and Care Plan (EHC plan).

This will be an individualised list of mainstream, specialist or independent settings, as appropriate. All settings on the list will be considered likely to be suitable to meet the child’s special educational needs, and supporting information will provide a clear picture of what each school or college offers.

Parent Carer Forums, including PACC, working as part of the West Midlands Change Programme Partnership have highlighted that any list will need to provide a range of information to support parent carers and family carers decision making.  A survey has been co-produced to enable us to hear what supporting information parent carers and family carers would prioritise as needing to accompany the Advisory Tailored List issued.

Please note that the use of Advisory Tailored Lists is currently a testing exercise only and is not a confirmed new process. Feedback will be shared with the DfE as part of the SEND and AP Change Programme.  Please share your views by completing the survey hereThe survey will close at 5pm on Wednesday 15th May.

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