Tag Archives: Special Educational Needs

Our children deserve help to improve their life opportunities

CROYDON COMMENTARY: It is autism awareness week. There’s been events staged at the Town Hall, and tomorrow there’s a special meeting at which teens, young adults, parents, guardians and carers can discuss their situations with councillors and officials. SARAH BOWELL, … Continue reading

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Flemming’s SEND strategy report gives much to live up to

The council cabinet meeting at the Town Hall on Monday saw Alisa Flemming present the council’s draft strategy for Special Educational Needs and Disabilities – SEND. Councillor Fleming is the council’s cabinet member for inadequate children’s services and failing schools. … Continue reading

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Our three-year battle to secure education for our SEND son

CROYDON COMMENTARY: In the past couple of weeks, Croydon Council’s press office has issued releases about a £1million grant for families of looked after children and a “virtual reality roadshow to let shoppers experience how autistic people can feel”. Yet … Continue reading

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One-third of Croydon’s SEND budget is spent on tribunal work

Croydon Council staged a(nother) flag-raising at the Town Hall this morning, this time for World Autism Awareness Week. “Croydon Council is on a mission to increase understanding of what it means to be autistic and bust some of the most … Continue reading

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Council misses deadline for dozens of special needs plans

Croydon is among the worst local authorities in south London for delivering Education, Health and Care plans for young people with complex educational needs, according to a survey published this week. The specialist lawyers who conducted the research say that … Continue reading

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