Concerns for vulnerable Scottish children as support available slumps dramatically

AN alliance of independent and third sector organisations has called for greater resourcing to support children and young people with additional support needs (ASN), such as autism, dyslexia and mental health problems. The Scottish Children’s Services Coalition (SCSC) has made the call as new figures contained in a parliamentary answer revealed that spend per pupil […]

9 Ways Schools Can Boost Inclusion For Special Needs Children

Creating a fully inclusive learning environment is one of the biggest challenges facing schools, but that doesn’t mean it’s an impossible task. Find out how schools can boost inclusion for special needs children, here. There are plenty of practical and logistical challenges facing schools, especially in relation to catering for the needs of any special […]

CQC Announces Detail Of New Inspection Strategy

As a result of COVID-19, routine inspections were suspended in March 2020. Since that time CQC has been adapting to the problems caused by this and reviewing the way they inspect. On 14 June 2021 CQC announced further changes to the way they monitor regulated services by issuing the following statement: “The developments we’re announcing […]

Painting by Suffolk artist to be raffled off for special needs children’s charity

The oil on canvas painting, Sunrise, was painted by Hambling in 2020, and measures 10 x 12 inches, with framed dimensions 14 ¼ x 16 inches. Credit: Maggi Hambling. A painting by Suffolk artist Maggi Hambling is to be raffled off to raise funds for a charity which helps support children with special educational needs. The […]

Plans to build ‘retirement village’ in AONB approved following appeal

A planning inspector has approved an appeal for 133 units of housing offering assisted living for older people on a site within the Chilterns Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB), after concluding that “exceptional circumstances” existed to justify the consent. Senior Living (Sonning Common) Ltd and Investfront Ltd had previously had their plans rejected by […]