NASS Manifesto 2024


The SEND system is failing far too many children and young people, as well as the special schools entrusted with their education and care.

The upcoming general election presents an opportunity to push for much-needed change.

We believe that to protect children and young people with SEND now and into the future, we need urgent action during the first 100 days of a new government to remove barriers and build a better SEND system. Regardless of which party emerges victorious on election day, they must heed the call to take swift action and build a modern SEND system founded on partnership and co-production.

It is time for children and young people with SEND to have their needs placed at the centre of policy.


Our manifesto calls on the next government to take six key actions within its first 100 days in office. 

Read our manifesto >>

Watch NASS CEO Claire Dorer launch our manifesto on Wednesday 24th April.

Get involved

If you want to support our campaign to bring about real and positive change, please share our manifesto or get in touch with us - We would love to hear from you!

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Read our blogs

In a series of blogs leading up to the launch of our manifesto, NASS CEO Claire Dorer and NASS Senior Policy and Public Affairs Officer Mari Davis shared their insights into the vital action we are asking the next government to take.

Read their blogs below:


  NASS CEO Claire Dorer's blog on the need for a bold new vision for the role of special schools

Mari's Blog on the anniversary of the SEND and AP Improvement Plan.   Claire Dorer discusses children's mental health week and SEND