Up and Down Mum

Parents can be so embarrassing when they behave in unusual ways – I think that most children want them to be conventional and unobtrusive. The Mum in this story is definitely not one to shrink back because...

Thousands of children with SEND ‘not enrolled in school’

Thousands of children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) are not registered in schools or educational settings, latest Ofsted figures show. The inspectorate’s annual report states...

Autistic children waiting more than 18 months for diagnosis

Research conducted by charity Ambitious about Autism found that from their child first being referred for an autism assessment, 46 per cent of parents waited longer than 18 months for a formal diagnosis. Some...

Category - Disability

Why court case could force SEND funding rethink

Families of children with special educational needs and disabilities are taking the government to the High Court. A lawyer acting for families of children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) says a High Court case beginning...

Special educational needs

  The Department for Education (DfE) has published findings from the school census on pupils with special educational needs (SEN), and SEN provision in schools for England. Figures show that in January 2019 there were 1,318,300 pupils with...