Sector: Disability






State of Care 2018/19

The state of health care and adult social care in England 2018/19   Most of the care that we see across England is good quality and, overall, the quality is improving slightly.   But people do not always have good experiences of care and they have told us about the difficulties they face in trying to get care and support. Sometimes people don’t get the care they need until it’s too late and things have seriously worsened for them.   This struggle to access care can affect anyone.   Too many people find it hard to even get appointments, but the lack of access is especially...


Date Published: 15th October 2019
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Support for pupils with special educational needs and disabilities in England

At January 2019, 1.3 million pupils in England (14.9% of all pupils) were recorded as having special educational needs and disabilities (SEND). A child or young person has special educational needs if they have a learning difficulty or disability which calls for special educational provision to be made for him or her. Pupils with SEND are among the most vulnerable in the school system.   The government substantially changed the system for supporting children and young people with SEND in September 2014, under the Children and Families Act 2014. The aims of the reforms were for: children’s needs to be identified...


Date Published: 11th September 2019
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