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The Department for Education is looking to boost support for pupils with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) by overhauling the way they are assessed in schools.

The number of children being refused formal special educational needs (SEN) support following an assessment has more than tripled since ambitious government reforms came into effect in 2014, it has emerged.

The chair of parliament's education select committee is making a bid to give the Social Mobility Commission more teeth.

Relationship and sexuality education is to become compulsory in all schools in Wales from the age of five, it has been announced.

Care leavers will receive a £1,000 bursary payment if they choose to do an apprenticeship, the government has announced.

One in three councils are yet to consider how they will replace local safeguarding children boards (LSCBs) with new arrangements for multi-agency working, a study has found.

More than one in three councils in England plan to reduce support for deaf children this year, figures collected by the National Deaf Children's Society (NDCS) reveal.

DfE provides £27m to boost SEND support

By Neil Puffett |

11 May 2018

Support for children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) is to receive a boost, with the Department for Education confirming three new contracts with a total value of £27m as part of efforts to improve provision.

Funding for pupils with complex needs is insufficient to meet a dramatic rise in the number of children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND), head teachers have warned.

Council and health chiefs in Redcar and Cleveland have been told to draw up a written action plan to tackle areas of significant weakness in the support offered to children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND).