Statutory Reform of Additional Learning Needs


Following a number of important children and young people committee meetings, the Welsh Government came to the conclusion that the current Additional Learning Needs legislation was no longer fit for its intended purpose and undertook a series of reviews. As a result, it was decided to introduce new legislation to revise the way children and young people with Additional Learning Needs are supported.

This section provides an overview of the changes that are taking place. As part of these changes, the six local authorities across South West Wales have been working together to develop more consistent approaches.

It is really important that all partners work together in order to ensure we get the best outcomes for our children and young people. To do this, it is vital to hear from parents and carers of children with Additional Learning Needs. There will be a number of opportunities for you to contribute to the process. Visit your local area section of the website (found at the bottom of this page) to find out more about how you can contribute and be part of the consultations that are taking place in your region.

Please find below links to Statutory Reform of Additional Learning Needs (ALN) that are taking place within Wales currently. These can be found on the Welsh Government website.

Awareness Raising

The Welsh Government have produced a series of interactive materials to introduce the Additional Learning Needs (ALN) transformation programme and how it will improve the planning and delivery of support for learners. Click on the links below to find out more:

Draft ALN Code 

Additional Learning Needs Transformation Programme

Welsh Government Website 

How the Act will affect children, young people and parents/carers

Easy read explanation of the ALN Bill

ALN Transformation Timeline

Local Support in West Wales

Parent Partnership Services provide support and advice to parents whose children have Additional Learning Needs. Information and advice is provided by a dedicated team who provide accurate and neutral information.