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The Ministry of Education is currently reviewing supports for children and young people with the highest level of learning support need.

The project is called the Highest Needs Review and its vision is that children and young people with the highest learning support needs get the right support, at the right time, for as long as they need it.

The Review will focus on children and young people and their families/whānau/aiga in all education settings from early childhood through to preparing to leave secondary schooling, including those who:

  • Currently receive individualised supports.
  • Have an unmet need for individualised supports.
  • Are in settings that don’t have equitable access to supports.

They would like to hear from a range of people including: families, children and young people and whānau, hapū and iwi Māori.

To find out more about the Review's principles and scope go to:

If you would like to have your say (and we encourage you to do so!) please go to:

CCS Disability Action are pleased to be represented on the Review's advisory panel and will advocate strongly for the rights of all tamariki and rangatahi to engage equitably in mainstream education

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