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March 2021 – Open letter from Vicky Ford, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Children and Families

In response to the return to school and college, Vicky Ford MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Children and Families, has published this open letter to children and young people with SEND and their families, and those who support them.

As well as thanking families, schools and other professionals for the ‘tremendous efforts’ they have made to support children’s learning and wellbeing during lockdown 3, the letter also outlines how the government plan to meet the needs of children and young people with SEND as they return to school and college.

The letter addresses some of the key concerns raised by parents of children with SEND including attendance, testing, masks, vaccinations, therapies and plans to catch up with missed learning.

Read Vicky Ford’s open letter to children and young people with SEND and their families

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