A survey has been launched to understand how underfunding affects children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND).
The research is being undertaken by the Early Years Alliance (EYA) with anonymous contributions being sought to gain professional views on whether current levels of both general early years funding and additional funding aimed specifically at supporting provision for children with SEND are sufficient.
Chief executive of the EYA, Neil Leitch, said SEND funding in the early years is “an area that has been overlooked for far too long.”
“We hope that our survey will help shine a light on the key challenges facing practitioners, and what can be done to ensure that children with SEND and their families are able to access the care and support that they need,”
The survey is open until midnight on 14th February and can be accessed here.