NEW SEN Report Launched #SEN #ASD #NAS 2016-09-17


A new report has been published by the National Autistic Society looking at how well the SEN system within England is meeting the needs of children and young people who are on the Autistic Spectrum.

This is based on a survey of that included parents, carers and young people and it really does highlight the struggles that families have to go through every day just to get the all important support that they need to be able to do something as basic as attending school, something that all children no matter what their needs have a right to do.

The highlights of the report show that (taken from the NAS website)

But our survey found that:
  • 74% of parents have not found it easy to get the educational support their child needs
  • 69% of parents said that their child had waited more than a year for support after concerns were first raised – and 16 per cent had waited more than three years
  • While 50% of parents say they’re satisfied with their child’s SEND provision, just 33% are satisfied with health care and 30% with social care
  • 17% of parents say they appealed to the SEND Tribunal against their local authority’s decisions on their child’s education

For more information and to download the full report click below. (takes you to the NAS website) It really is an interesting read so please take the time to read the report, if you don’t have time to read it all please read the highlights, this needs to be highlighted.

 Download the report >


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