A study assessing the feasibility of undertaking a future value for money study of SEND provision in England.


SEND Futures value for money feasibility study

Ref: ISBN 978-1-83870-209-0, DFE-RPPU/2018/67PDF, 1.28MB, 107 pages


This study is designed to assist the Department for Education to conduct a value for money analysis of different setting types for children and young people with EHC plans in England.

The findings confirm that a cost effectiveness analysis of special educational needs and disability (SEND) provision is feasible in the near term.

The report also outlines how to fill existing evidence gaps in order to allow the department to conduct longer term cost benefit analysis.

The analysis was conducted before the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Published 5 November 2020