Menu Search

For enquiries and bookings, call us on 01603 251730

Government announces extra £80m for SEN reforms

Councils across England will share £35.8m in 2016/17 to help them transfer young people to education, health and care (EHC) plans before the deadline in April 2018.

A further £27.3m will go to the Family Fund Trust, which provides grants to low-income families for respite breaks, while £15m will go to a project run by the Council for Disabled Children that supports families and children going through the EHC assessment process.

And £2m will go to an organisation called the National Network of Parent Carer Forums that provides advice to parents of disabled children.

The Department for Education said the funding boost had been planned for some time, but charities were not expecting additional cash.