BBC: Missing special needs support ‘a national scandal’

Thousands of children missing out on support for diagnosed special educational needs in England is a “national scandal”, Ofsted has said.

There are 2,060 children in 2018 who have education, health and care plans (EHCs) setting out their needs, but who receive no support at all.

Some parents said a child is only assessed when they are excluded.

Ofsted chief, Amanda Spielman, also raised the issue of children disappearing from education.

Read the article here

December e-update for Transforming Care Partnerships (TCPs) and partners

Workforce Development for People with Intellectual Disabilities

Latest updates from the national Transforming Care programme including:

  • The role of social care in prevention – get involved in research
  • Trainee Nursing Associates expansion in Learning Disability services
  • Return to Practice (RTP) Learning Disability Nursing
  • Using conversations to assess and plan people’s care and support – new guidance
  • New winter campaign
  • MindEd Learning Disability Mental Health
  • Advice note for Directors for adult social care services on commissioning out of area care and support
  • New easy read newsletter
  • New journal article – Workforce development: perspectives from people with learning disabilities
  • Resources from Twisted Ducks – topics important to people with a learning disability and autism
  • Workforce planning and support

Find out more over at the idhekss blog