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£100m funding gap for Special Needs in London schools.

£100m funding gap for Special Needs in London schools.

Government funding isn't sufficient to support the special educational needs of pupils in London, say campaigners

A major shortfall in the special educational needs and disability (SEND) budget across London amounts to £100 million, according to new research by London Councils released today.

The funding gap reveals the extent to which the government is not providing vulnerable young people with the support they need at school or college, claim campaigners.

The number of pupils in the capital with education, health and care plans (EHCPs) – the measure of more complex special educational needs and disabilities – has increased by 10 per cent since 2013-14, a higher rate of growth than seen in any other region in England.

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