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Disability services are struggling to cope with a dramatic increase in the number of young people with complex needs, a report has warned.

Ofsted praises SEN funding approach in Leeds

By Gabriella Jozwiak |

17 February 2017

The way young people with special educational needs are funded in Leeds is among a number of areas of practice to be praised following an inspection of provision.

Councils have warned that increasing levels of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) in young people is linked to a lack of good-quality sex and relationship education (SRE) in schools, claiming that making the subject statutory will help address the issue.

Attempts to improve links between schools and child and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS) are largely working, a study has found.

Head teachers warn of mental health support shortage for pupils

By Gabriella Jozwiak |

09 February 2017

More than half of school leaders across England and Wales struggle to find mental health services for pupils who need help, research has found. 

More than half of the children and young people's workforce have received little or no learning in their initial training about speech, language and communication (SLC) development, a study has found.

A London borough has been praised by inspectors for its work to promote personal budgets and improve academic performance among children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND).

Three quarters of further education (FE) colleges in England have been forced to refer students experiencing mental health crises to Accident and Emergency (A&E) hospital departments in the past year, with cuts leaving many unable to provide their own support, research has revealed.

Around a quarter of health visitor posts could be axed under plans being considered by an NHS Foundation Trust.

Ofsted is "fatally neglecting" to monitor the way personal, social, health, and economic education (PSHE) and sex and relationships education (SRE) are taught in schools, it has been claimed.

 

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