- Jan Georgeson
- Emma Short
- Helen Adams
- Kate Ullman
This chapter traces a brief history of provision for very young children with identified special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEN/D). It considers the promise of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (1989), with – as yet – an unfulfilled focus on legal rights to provision. The remainder of the chapter demonstrates, through the experience of early years leaders, how policy plays out in practice.
- To briefly set out legal and policy contests for young children with identified SEN/D
- To describe practice for young children with SEN/D in three different settings
- To identify key issues for the future