The National Children’s Bureau with the Council for Disabled Children (CDC) and nasen are carrying out qualitative research into effective practice in early years and SEN/disability.

The work has been commissioned by the Department for Education and runs from December 2019 to March 2020. The work will be informed by a wide range of information brought together through our partner organisations and networks. For more detailed information please see the CDC website.

Your help: At this stage all we need is some initial information about examples of effective local practice, and contact information to support this. If you have any examples please fill out this online survey, or use the form that can be downloaded from the website and send it to

The deadline for this is 15 January 2020.

In addition/instead if you could share this request with your networks and relevant contacts that would be really helpful.

Many thanks for your help. Please don’t hesitate to get in touch if you have any queries.