Children with special needs forced out of school for years as funding fails to meet demand

Apr 14, 2019 by

Mother of child with Asperger’s says his rapid decline while out of school is ‘heartbreaking’

Eleanor Busby –

Hundreds of shocking cases of children with special needs being forced out of school have emerged as figures reveal a £1.2bn drop in real-terms funding over the past four years.

Children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) are out of school for years at a time as government funding to local authorities has failed to keep up with a rise in demand.

In a litany of case studies revealed to The Independent, families say long periods at home have damaged their children’s mental health as they wait for councils to find suitable provision.

Continue: Children with special needs forced out of school for years as funding fails to meet demand | The Independent

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