The funding package includes money to support LAs with their implementation of the SEND reforms, to establish local supported internship forums and to support Parent Carer Forums.
The DfE has produced new draft guidance aimed at reducing the need for restraint and restrictive intervention for children and young people with learning disabilities, autistic spectrum disorder and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 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.
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.
The government published its response to the 'Schools National Funding Formula' consultation alongside the High Needs funding formulae on 14th December. Here we summarise the main points and look at the implications for SEND.
2016 has been a very busy year for everyone at nasen, with some big changes happening over the last 12 months, we take a look at what we have achieved in the year and provide a quick overview of what we have to look forward to in 2017.
The document 'Early Years Funding: Changes to Funding for Three and Four Year Olds' was published this week by the DfE. It is a response to consultation, and includes information about new funding streams for children in Early Years with SEND
On 1st December, 'The Annual Report of Her Majesty's Chief Inspector of Education, Children's Services and Skills 2015-16' was published. It includes a chapter on SEND which illustrates some of the disparities across the system.
There are still 13 DfE-funded, free Train the Trainer courses available, focusing on supporting children and young people with Specific Learning Difficulties