ITV News has released a report on the provision of Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) in East Anglia.
The survey of 500 parents of children with special educational needs (SEN) and disabilities showed there is a significant level of dissatisfaction among families. It also highlighted that there were many service and provision shortcomings. Additionally, the findings reveal a system that puts hundreds of individuals in debt.
The survey revealed that 32% of parents claimed their child was not receiving the support they were entitled to, as per their Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP).
Polly Kerr spoke to ITV Anglia News, sharing her thoughts on the current state of SEND provision:
"I don't think it would [change much] because I don't think there are the school places available or the resources available to be able to affect change now."
"It's going to be like moving the Titanic."
She said thousands of children were being failed.
You can read the full report here:
Thousands of parents and children being failed by special educational needs system, research shows | ITV News Anglia