News

2017
97 Results

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The DfE has produced new draft guidance aimed at reducing the need for restraint and restrictive intervention for children and young people with learning disabilities, autistic spectrum disorder and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.

2016
73 Results

Merry Christmas from everyone at nasen

NEWS - 13 Dec 2016

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.

'Early Years Funding' document published

NEWS - 07 Dec 2016

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

Ofsted's Annual Report includes information on SEND

NEWS - 05 Dec 2016

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.

Free Neuro-diversity Train the Trainer Events

NEWS - 28 Nov 2016

There are still 13 DfE-funded, free Train the Trainer courses available, focusing on supporting children and young people with Specific Learning Difficulties