BIG ISSUE: SPECIAL EDUCATIONAL NEEDS AND DISABILITIES

The topic of Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) in the early years, including the Code of Practice, legislation, support and funding.

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Call for better communication to support adopted children with SEND

A new report by the Council for Disabled Children has called for improved communication with families to support adopted children with additional needs.

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London Mayor urged to help tackle 'special needs timebomb'

A new report warns of a ‘special needs timebomb’ in London with rising numbers of children with SEND and insufficient funding to provide the support they need.

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Kent settings lobby MPs on cut to SEND funding

Early years settings in Kent have raised concerns about cuts to the level of funding for children with special educational needs and disabilities.

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New £50m fund to create extra places and facilities for children with SEND

Local authorities will be able to access Government funding to improve facilities and create more school places for children and young people with special education...

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Early Years SENCo qualification planned

Early years awarding body CACHE has confirmed that it will be developing a new Early Years SENCo qualification, following the publication of guidance on what the...

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Workforce Strategy, Part 9: SEND - Training for SEND

Supporting children with SEND is to get a new qualification. Charlotte Goddard asks what the sector wants it to achieve

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DfE awards contracts to support children with SEND

Children’s minister Nadhim Zahawi has set out new measures to boost support for children and young people with additional needs.

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SEND children at risk of exclusion as schools are forced to cut support

Children with SEND are not getting the support they need and are at risk of exclusion due to funding cuts, a teaching union has warned.

Comment

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Underfunding of SEND is putting provision at risk

We, Canterbury Early Years United Collaboration, are writing to express our deep concern regarding the lack of funding for young children with SEND.