Children and young people with learning disabilities

The Institute of Health Equity (IHE) at University College London has summarised research into the health inequalities for people with learning disabilities, including children and young people. Findings...

‘A wall built to keep people out’: the cruel, bureaucratic maze of children’s services

In a system cut to the bone, gaining access to the support we had been promised for our daughter’s special educational needs was an exhausting, soul-sapping battle.  Read the full article on this link to The...

Future of nurseries for children with SEND ‘at risk’, councils warn

Local authority-run nurseries that often specialise in support for children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) could be forced to close due to planned funding cuts, councils are warning...

Category - Disability

Mental health and wellbeing provision in schools

The Department for Education (DFE) has published a report summarising findings from a research project looking at the information schools in England provide to support their pupils’ wellbeing and mental health. Findings from a study involving 45...

Social media, young people and mental health

Date: 4 October 2018 This briefing paper is based on a brief scan of evidence from a range of sources to identify key themes in what is known about the impact social media (and their use) can have on young people’s wellbeing, and the ways in which...

Families launch legal bid to prevent SEND cuts

A council’s decision to cut more than £21m from its special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) budget is the latest to be challenged in court by children and their families. Families are taking Surrey County Council to court claiming it...