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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.

Peer support for parents of disabled children part 1: perceived outcomes of a one-to-one service, a qualitative study

Parents of disabled children are encouraged by health services to seek peer support. Delivering one-to-one support services is resource intensive and so it is important their effectiveness is evaluated. This qualitative study considers the impact on both recipients and befrienders.

Good Practice

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.

Permanence for disabled children and young people through foster care and adoption: A selective review of international literature

Review discusses concerns and policy directions regarding permanency, policy shift towards adoption and how this is seen as the gold standard of permanency, despite warnings to avoid such a hierarchy.

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.

Research

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Labour's SRE advocate: Stella Creasy, MP for Walthamstow

Neil Puffett speaks to Stella Creasy, Labour MP for Walthamstow.

Daily roundup 14 February: Medway probe, Dubs amendment, and nursery ratings

Safeguarding probe launched into youth custody abuse claims; celebrities call for government to commit to allowing more unaccompanied asylum-seeking children to come to the UK; and research casts doubt on links between nursery ratings and developmental progress, all in the news today.

Ideas to make EYPP close the gap

The early years pupil premium aims to boost learning of disadvantaged three- and four-year-olds.

 

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