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Education Health and Care Plan: Complaints about funding for special educational needs

New report highlights funding difficulties for families

Education Health and Care Plan Ombudsman Report October 2019A new report released by the Ombudsman highlights the difficulties faced by many families with disabled children and young people in trying to secure resources to support their child’s education through an Education Health and Care Plan (EHCP). At Safespaces we frequently encounter parents who experience delays and challenges in obtaining funding to support the health aspects of an EHCP to enable their child to participate fully in education.

The report considers complaints about the EHCP process and concludes: “We upheld nearly 9 out of 10 of investigations last year. This is exceptional and unprecedented.”

To find out more and download the report, visit the Local Government Ombudsman website.

Preparing pupils for learning

To find out how a Safespace can prepare pupils for learning, listen to Jill Tierney from Millwood school in Bury talk about how they use a Safespace to support their pupils on the autism spectrum in one of our videos here.

“Not going to plan? – Education, Health and Care plans two years on” was published in October 2019 by the Local Government Ombudsman.