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Involving children and young people with SLCN - A toolkit for education settings

The children’s workforce, as part of the 2014 Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) reforms, now has a statutory duty to find out from children and young people with SEND:


● what are their views, wishes, feelings, interests and aspirations
● what outcomes or goals they want to achieve
● what support they need to do this.

This new emphasis on participation represents a cultural, as well as practical shift, and poses some particular challenges for children and young people with speech, language and communication needs (SLCN).
This toolkit aims to support and further develop practice in this crucial area for children and young people with SLCN

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(Reference: Involving children and young people with SLCN - A toolkit for education settings - Introduction)