SEND Tribunal 2022: With a 3.7% LA success rate, what will it take for the Government to finally understand the law matters?

It’s freezing this week in the Keer stats dungeon – but mercifully, an annual set of statistics about the Special Educational Needs & Disability (SENDIST) First Tier Tribunal have arrived …

Help us help a SEND family this Christmas: Nominate to win an Amazon voucher or (if you can) donate to help more people!

We’re pushing it for time a little, as winter lurgy has nearly defeated us… Nearly but not quite, because after the great success of our Christmas giveaway last year, we …

School staff need a pay rise, but when LAs don’t pass on government funding, it’s SEND pupils who suffer most

Everyone’s feeling the cost of living crisis right now – and the world of SEND hasn’t been spared. Most children and young people with SEND are educated in schools. In …

Don’t write us off before we’ve started, say autistic pupils in new campaign to protect rights and funding

With Megan Horan, Ambitious About Autism A new campaign to stop autistic children and young people being ‘written off’ at school is being launched today by charity, Ambitious about Autism. …

Chaos, mistrust, poor inclusion, and no communication: How Kent’s SEND provision has failed its disabled children and their families

With Matt Keer Dear God, Kent, how can you fail children and young people with disabilities and their parents so badly? It’s a low bar to limbo under, but Kent …

Ofsted and ONS offer further evidence that lack of funding, training and specialists damages children with SEND

With Matt Keer Ofsted has found increasing numbers of primary school children with SEND are being referred to alternative provision, because of a lack of access to specialist help. Around …

No specialists = No support: The future for children with SEND is bleak without a trained workforce to support them

SNJ is among 114 SEND-related organisations and professional bodies calling for urgent action over gaps in the provision of specialist services for children and young people with disabilities. The gaps …

With no ministerial oversight for months, has the SEND Review lost legitimacy? Here’s what needs to happen now

Another day, another new SEND Minister – although at the time of writing their identity remains a mystery. It’s become almost routine, this government’s casual lack of regard for the …

The stark inequalities of social mobility of disabled young adults in England

Childhood disability has been conspicuously absent from longstanding social mobility and intergenerational inequality debates. This is partly due to the persistence of medical interpretations of disability, which disregard the negative …

“Global wellbeing” is out of reach while children and vulnerable adults are routinely restrained in places of “safety”

This year’s World Mental Health Day 2022 theme is to make a global priority of mental health and wellbeing. It’s a good theme, and much needed, but at the same …

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