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Plans to cut mainstream schools’ SEND funding in Surrey risks reducing inclusion

by Amy Hardie, Sharon Pratt Dawson and SEND Community Alliance Despite Surrey still being under the Ofsted cosh for failing its SEND area inspection in 2016, it’s now consulted with the county’s headteachers on proposals to cut additional SEN funding for mainstream schools. The special educational needs (SEN) funding consultation: …

SEND Community Alliance welcomes SEND charity, SOS!SEN as new member

SEND Community Alliance (SCA) are delighted to announce that SEND charity, SOS!SEN is joining the SCA steering group as a full member.  SEND Community Alliance are a collaborative, founded in 2019 by the country’s three leading independent SEND groups; Special Needs Jungle Ltd (SNJ is a non-profit social enterprise), SEND National Crisis and …

What worked well for your child/young person with SEND during lockdown (or would have)?

Following the Special Needs Jungle survey, that revealed a very mixed picture of support for children and young people with SEND during lockdown, we’d like to find out what was especially good for your family? Did you discover a passion for home educating? Did online speech and language therapy work …

SCA’s view on the Coronavirus Bill

While we appreciate these are unprecedented times, we are extremely concerned that the Coronavirus Bill strips away hard-won protections for disabled children, adults and their families for up to two years. We want to know why there is the need for disabled and vulnerable people to be targeted in this …

As LAs explore legal action over SEND funding plans, SCA explains what families can do too

Councils are talking to lawyers about a potential judicial review of the Government’s new proposals for SEND funding. Will they have the courage to stand up for the rights of children and young people with SEND or will they continue to implement covert cuts? What will the proposals involve? Under the …

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