MP Edward Timpson announced at the end of last year that a large sum of money would be given to local authorities to aid the demand in special educational needs.
17.9% of pupils in schools in the UK (2014 stats) have special educational needs. These children require extra help or support, or provision made for them to allow them to have the same opportunities as children their age.
MP Timpson states that, "Local councils have made a strong start in implementing these life-changing reforms, but we want to give them more help to take delivery to the next level. The money will support local authorities to transfer children and young people with SEN statements and learning difficulty assessments to new education, health and care (EHC) plans in an ordered way."
The new package of ambitious changes transforming the support on offer came into force in September. The new system will: