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Securing support for children with SEN

In the context of funding shortfalls for children with special educational needs, Kamena Dorling, head of policy and public affairs at Coram, looks at the increase in appeals against local authority decisions.

Technology in Children's Services: Policy context

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  • Tuesday, March 31, 2020
At its best, technology speeds up laborious inputting of information, enabling children’s services practitioners to spend more time with their clients, helps commissioners to identify trends so they can prioritise resources, and enable leaders to make informed choices on how services are structured.

Legal Update: Issues SEND review must solve

Delayed government review must improve access to good-quality support for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities, says the Child Law Advice Service's Richard Oldershaw.

Inspections: SEND services

The introduction of area-wide multi-agency inspections of special educational needs and disabilities services has highlighted the challenges of implementing system reforms while continuing to deliver quality provision.

Life after statements

Sweeping changes to special educational needs policy are on the horizon. Charlotte Goddard examines what the reforms will mean for the many families who currently struggle to get support.

Recognising and Responding to Young People With Learning Disabilities Who Experience, or Are at Risk of, Child Sexual Exploitation in the UK

Findings from recent studies suggest there is an increased risk of child sexual exploitation (CSE) for young people with learning disabilities. However, there is a lack of evidence concerning how best to protect, identify and support these young people. This exploratory study aimed to address this gap by examining the identification of, and support for sexually exploited young people with learning disabilities.