Lack of specialists impacting pupils with special educational needs
- Councils in England are struggling to complete children’s education and care plans before the new school year because of a shortage of specialists.
- Education health and care plans (EHCPs) set out the extra provision that children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) are legally entitled to.
- However, councils are failing to appropriately assess the level of support children with special educational needs require.
- A letter sent to parents this month by North Yorkshire County council indicates that most local authorities in England do not have enough of these specialists to provide essential reports.
- Full story, here.