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Lockdown stresses worse in parents and their children with intellectual disabilities. Things haven’t improved since

with Dr Hope Christie, Edinburgh University While much of the country is going about their business as if the pandemic is over, many parents of disabled children feel like their …

Eliza’s searingly-honest film about teenage mental health and how the right help is hard to find

With Eliza Gardner, teenage mental health campaigner Children’s Mental Health Week gives rise to grimmer statistics every year and of course, the pandemic has had a significant hand in that. …

Pupils in special settings suffered significant effects of the pandemic but the “Recovery Plan” won’t help them

Throughout the pandemic, we have been monitoring what has been happening with special schools and colleges and the pupils who attend them. Our previous research, funded by the Nuffield Foundation, …

Free back-to-school legal WEBINAR! What to do if your child’s SEND education rights are denied when schools fully-reopen

WEBINAR: What to do if your child’s SEND education rights are denied when schools fully-reopen When: Monday March 1st What time: 8pm Cost: FREE, but register quickly, places limited Our …

Provision denied: Children with SEND have had their needs and education “pushed to one side, for the convenience of the majority.”

Special Needs Jungle survey shows a widespread failure to restore disabled children’s SEND provision when children returned to school in the Autumn Term 2020.  45 recommendations sourced from parents’ comments …

SEND researchers identify key lessons for teaching children with special education needs in lockdown

We’ve just launched our new report (PDF link) with Nuffield (Amy Skipp, Vicky Hopwood & Rob Webster With Jenna Julius & Dawson McLean, NFER February 2021), on special education during …

More parents seeking children’s mental health support in pandemic, with growing pessimism over support delays

We need to look out for ourselves and others as Child and Adolescent Mental Health waiting times increase warn Karen Wespieser MBE & Dr Jo Taylor As we plunge into …

How has coronavirus affected your child’s access to speech and language therapy?

with Caroline Wright, Policy Adviser at the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists In the first lockdown, thousands of children overnight lost the external therapy input such as speech …

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