Uncovering the hidden truth about SEND safety valve agreements and how they’ll cut children’s SEND provision

Anything that calls itself the “safety valve intervention programme” is going to struggle to excite public interest. Perhaps that was the intention: create a bureaucratic-sounding programme in an obscure corner …

Research shows “critical information gaps” in most SEND local offer websites, including EHCP eligibility criteria

Research by Jacob Matthews, Kristine Black-Hawkins, Arina Basu, Andreea-Ioana Necula, Jonny Downs, Tamsin Ford, Jennifer Saxton The Local Offer was a provision of the Children and Families Act, now a …

School transport guidance update: How has your disabled child or young person been impacted?

With Cerebra, IPSEA, SOS!SEN and Contact. We’ve been hearing from many parents about the difficulties they’ve been experiencing trying to secure home-to-school SEND transport for their children with EHCPs, especially …

Parent carers protest as 92.3% say engaging with their local SEN Team was “actively detrimental to their mental health”

With CWaC SEND Accountability campaign group, Cheshire West and Chester Parent carers shouldn’t have to protest, they’ve got enough to do caring for their disabled children. But, angry at their …

Parent campaigners: We must suspend the SEND Safety Valve programme: Here’s why, and how

with Rachel Filmer, Stop Safety Valve campaign Imagine you’re a builder, called to quote on a crumbling, damp-ridden house. You do an in-depth assessment of the issues and calculate the …

Review: Mental Health and Wellbeing of Children and Young People with Learning Difficulties. A Guide for Educators (Giveaway)

This post is in paid partnership with Jessica Kingsley Publications. As an educator myself, Dr Kirstie Rees’ book, Mental Health and Wellbeing of Children and Young People with Learning Difficulties. …

How local SEND campaigners saw off their LA’s SEND Safety Valve plans—and how you can too

by Adam Sofianos, SEND parent campaigner We’ve written a lot about the Government’s Safety Valve and Delivering Better Value programmes, designed to “help” local authorities out of the deep financial …

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