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Alternative provision for young people with special educational needs

This study, commissioned by the LGA, explores the ways in which young people with SEN (up to age 19) access and engage in alternative provision in five local
authority areas. Case studies were selected to reflect various approaches to, and manifestations of, alternative provision for learners with a wide range of needs. Data collection took place between November 2011 and February 2012 and involved face-to-face interviews with a mix of professionals and young people. The findings of this study will form part of the LGA’s response to the government’s consultation on alternative provision reforms.