England’s care system is failing children. This new overhaul is based on a middle-class fantasy by Rebekah Pierre

Like a protective sibling, I am the first to both criticise and defend the care system. It failed and saved me in equal measure. In adult life, I returned to it as a social worker. I know its flaws and its...

Autism diagnosis six years longer for girls, research finds

“I knew I always felt different, but I didn’t know I was autistic.” For Rhiannon Lloyd-Williams, it would take until she was 35 to learn just why she felt different. Now research by Swansea...

Commissioner criticises ‘chaotic’ Birmingham SEND services in first report

Birmingham City Council’s failure to improve support services for children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) is creating a “deeply worrying” situation that could impact on the...

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Why I secretly taped my disability assessment

Every month 60,000 ill and disabled people have their needs assessed for benefits. Some are so worried about the process that they are using mobile phones to secretly record those interviews, critics say. But using that...