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A consultation on the use of restraint and restrictive intervention is launched by the DfE

NEWS - 30 Nov 2017

The DfE has produced new draft guidance aimed at reducing the need for restraint and restrictive intervention for children and young people with learning disabilities, autistic spectrum disorder and mental health needs. They are seeking views on this guidance.

Adoption UK report reveals the extent of exclusions among adopted children

NEWS - 29 Nov 2017

Adoption UK has published the results of a survey of adoptive parents, which shows that adopted children are 20 times more likely to be permanently excluded from school than their classmates.

Increase in number of children being home educated

NEWS - 27 Nov 2017

Dr Adam Boddison, Chief Executive at nasen talks more about the data obtained by the BBC from 106 councils across England, Wales and Northern Ireland which shows a 57% increase in the number of children and young people being home educated over the past 5 years. It also reveals that there are almost 1000 children with SEND waiting for a school place.