The high needs system for further education is not working and requires a radical shake-up, council and college leaders say today in a new report.
The report, commissioned by the Local Government Association, the Association of Colleges and Natspec, the membership body for specialist colleges, highlights that the system is overly complicated, resulting in young people, their parents, councils and colleges facing challenges which have a detrimental impact on those students in further education with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND).
It finds that key elements of the current
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