New report shows that Independent Support has become an invaluable element of embedding SEND Reforms across the country
NDTi’s national evaluation of “What works in the Delivery of Independent Support” highlights that Independent Support has become highly valued by young people and parents, as well as the range of professionals involved in the care and support of disabled children and young people across the education, health and social care system.
Amongst the 5 recommended development priorities in the report, which was commissioned by DfE, is a call for continued Independent Support to be embedded in the entire Educational Health and Care planning process as evidence shows that it can act as a catalyst for change, leading to a transformation in people’s lives and their experience of local services.
This report builds on the initial findings in NDTi's report published last year which helped evidence the government's decision to further fund the "vital service" of Independent Support in 2016/2017.
The full report and evaluation findings can be downloaded for free here.