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High needs investment is welcome, but it won’t fix the system

High needs investment is welcome, but it won’t fix the…

Today’s announcement of an extra £700m for Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) support will no doubt be warmly welcomed…

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Reflections from ADCS 19

Reflections from ADCS 19

I share my reflections on the recent Association of Directors of Children’s Services (ADCS) Annual Conference.

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Which councils are best at supporting children with high needs?

Which councils are best at supporting children with high…

Our Top 10 ranking of councils in relation to high needs has today been published by The MJ.

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Move over variance, there’s a new ‘V’ on the block

Move over variance, there’s a new ‘V’ on the block

Variance has dominated much of the children’s services narrative for too long now – it’s time to move the debate on to value.

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Rising number of EHCPs doesn’t tell the whole story

Rising number of EHCPs doesn’t tell the whole story

It was recently reported that the number of EHCPs in England rose 33% between 2015 and 2018, but this figure doesn’t capture the whole story.

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IMPOWER INDEX: NEW ‘HIGH NEEDS’ MODULE

IMPOWER INDEX: NEW ‘HIGH NEEDS’ MODULE

We have released a new specialist module of the IMPOWER INDEX, which takes an in-depth look at the provision of services for pupils and students with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND), under the high needs funding system.

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