Extra £45m for further SEN transformation

A £45m package of support has been announced by the Government for councils and organisations to keep transforming SEN provision.

Parent carer forums across the country – like Pinpoint in Cambridgeshire – will receive continued funding from the Department for Education until the end of March 2020 with £4.6m allocated to help them bring parents together with local decision-makers and give them a voice in the process.

A new £9.7 million fund has also been set up to create new supported internships, helping to bridge the gap for some of the most vulnerable young people between education and employment.

Minister for Children and Families Robert Goodwill said local authorities “are making encouraging progress, but there is still work to be done to fully embed this improved system across education, health and care sectors”.

So £29 million has been allocated to support councils and their local partners to continue pressing ahead with implementation of the reforms to the SEND system, which began in 2014. 

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