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Social care commentary: protecting disabled children

Ofsted’s National Director, Social Care, Eleanor Schooling discusses effective practices to safeguard disabled children. Read the full article on this link to the YouGov website Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click...

One in three areas fail children with special needs

Councils and health organisations in around a third of areas are failing to effectively support children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND), analysis by Ofsted and health watchdog the Care Quality Commission has...

Children’s mental healthcare

The Children’s Commissioner for England has published a briefing setting out the support children with mental health needs receive from the NHS in England. Findings include: the overwhelming majority of NHS children’s mental health spending goes...

Schools ‘failing to provide epilepsy support’

A number of schools across England are breaking the law because they do not provide support to children with epilepsy, a charity has warned. Carol Long, chief executive of Young Epilepsy said it is “deeply concerning” that schools are...

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 evidence to overturn a...