Resource allocation mechanisms that promote the labelling of learners are not cost-efficient or equitable in the long term. Rather, areas for development within educational support and provision should be identified. Ineffective cross-sectoral collaboration (i.e. with health and social protection services) can result in duplication of services and inconsistency of approaches. The policy goals linked to this issue are:
- Promote effectively co-ordinated systems for inclusive education through multi-level and multi-stakeholder governance strategies.
- Support and implement a move from procedural control mechanisms to systems where key stakeholders are clearly held accountable for inclusive education.
- Ensure that goals and objectives for inclusive education underpin the quality assurance framework.