Policy Forum for Wales

Next steps for Additional Learning Needs provision in Wales

July 2017

This seminar provided an opportunity to discuss the future of Additional Learning Needs (ALN) provision in Wales.

It was timed as the Welsh Government undertook its Additional Learning Needs Transformation programme, which aims to create a unified system for supporting learners from 0 to 25 with ALN, and is underpinned by the Additional Learning Needs and Education Tribunal (Wales) Bill introduced to the National Assembly for Wales in December 2016.

Delegates discussed the implementation of the transformation programme which places an increased focus on early identification, changes all references to SEN to ALN, sees the creation of an individualised plan for each young person with ALN, and simplifies the dispute resolution system.

Price: £95 PLUS VAT

Shortly after every Policy Forum for Wales seminar, a briefing document is produced. This is distributed to all delegates on the day as well as to our policymaker contacts in government, and to stakeholders more widely.

A seminar publication provides a timely record of proceedings, and acts as a guide to the latest thinking on current policy issues for those unable to be at the event.

This publication includes


Contributions from keynotes and panellists, including accompanying slides*
*Subject to approval

Delegate Pack

Information from the day, including delegate list, biographies and agenda


Transcript of questions and comments posed to speakers from attending delegates


Supplementary articles from speakers
and delegates