Good Intentions, Good Enough?’ The Lenehan Review into Residential Special Schools

A review into Residential Special Schools.

  • Theme: Processes and pathways
  • Strength: Emerging
  • Status: Referred

In December 2016, the then Minister for Vulnerable Children and Families, Edward Timpson, commissioned Dame Christine Lenehan to lead an independent review of the experiences and outcomes of children and young people in residential special schools and colleges. Dame Christine, a social worker by background, asked Mark Geraghty, chief executive of the Seashell Trust, which runs an outstanding residential special school and college, to co-chair the review.

You can download the Review by clicking below. Also, please see here for an interview with Dame Christine and a letter from the Secretary of State for Education, the Right Honourable Justine Greening MP.