SEND

Firm given ‘value for SEND’ contract slashed council care plans

Concern £1.5m government scheme is 'simply cost-cutting exercise'

Samantha Booth
Samantha Booth
Schools

Abuse inquiry demands tougher school safeguarding rules

The indendent inquiry into child sexual abuse (IICSA) wants to fix 'shortcomings' in safeguarding training, data-sharing, checks and sanctions

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
Mental health

Mental health solutions? Early intervention and more support inside schools

A 'complete rethink' is needed, experts say

Jess Staufenberg
Jessica Staufenberg and Samantha Booth
Mental health

The wasted millions: Parents use life insurance and savings to fight for SEND support

Councils say the system is under 'extreme stress'

Samantha Booth
Samantha Booth
Mental health

‘Left to rot’: The families on the edge of the mental health crisis

'It's a constant battle to get help'

Jess Staufenberg
Jess Staufenberg
Mental health

Special schools ‘bursting at seams’ – but DfE doesn’t collect the data

Heads say the system is 'completely overwhelmed'

Samantha Booth
Samantha Booth
SEND

Councils with SEND cash black holes to get new cost-cutter visits

Ministers 'laying the foundations' for new reforms under delayed SEND review

Samantha Booth
Samantha Booth
SEND

SEND review has ‘taken too long’, and comms ‘regrettable’ – minister

Will Quince tells MPs DfE 'could have done better' in its engagement with stakeholders

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
SEND

SEND review ‘steering group’ appointed to push through reforms

Children's minister defends delays to landmark review and warns Covid has 'intensified' issues

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker