In Depth

Special Report: Special educational needs and disabilities

Fundamental reforms to services for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities aim to transform the way support is provided and improve education and care outcomes.

Why school funding reforms will hit support for vulnerable pupils

Much has already been said about the new National Schools Funding Formula, but one aspect of the reform has not had quite so much attention - the new central school services block.

How to deliver better EHC plans

Guide offers councils advice on producing education, health and care plans for children with SEN.

Is child safeguarding compromised or boosted by freedoms from laws?

The struggles of two councils given freedoms from safeguarding duties has boosted opposition to the government's exemption clause plans. But social work leaders are split on whether freedoms increase safeguarding risks.

Birmingham's social care transfer

England's largest authority outlines plans to transfer children's social care services to an independent trust.