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MPs to probe success of government SEND reforms

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  • Thursday, April 19, 2018
An influential group of MPs will investigate whether government reforms of the system of support for children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) have been a success, it has been announced.

Councils struggling to meet SEND deadline, ombudsman warns

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  • Wednesday, March 7, 2018
Local authorities are struggling to transfer all children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) to new education, health and care (EHC) plans by the April deadline, the Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman has warned.

SEND chiefs in Durham 'ignore' children's views

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  • Friday, February 2, 2018
Inspectors have criticised education, health and care services in Durham for ignoring the views of children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) in the shaping of local support.

Councils to probe state of SEND system

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  • Wednesday, January 10, 2018
Councils are set to investigate the state of the system for providing support for children with special educational needs or disabilities (SEND) to see if it can be improved.

National board for children with high-level SEND to launch

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  • Thursday, November 9, 2017
A national leadership board to oversee reform of the education and care of children and young people with high-level special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) is to be created following a review of residential special schools and colleges.

Ombudsman criticises EHC plan shortcomings

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  • Monday, October 23, 2017
Councils need to do better at delivering education, health and care (EHC) plans for children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND), the Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman has warned.

One in three areas fail children with special needs

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  • Wednesday, October 18, 2017
Councils and health organisations in around a third of areas are failing to effectively support children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND), analysis by Ofsted and health watchdog the Care Quality Commission has revealed.

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