On Monday 23rd April National Network of Parent Carer Forums (NNPCF) co-chairs Maureen Morris and Mrunal Sisodia met with officials and advisers at the Department for Education. In a wide-ranging conversation, they discussed a number of the priorities that have been raised to the NNPCF Steering Group by their membership over the past few months.
They shared the concerns raised by many forums that following reductions in local authority spending over the last few years, many areas are struggling to meet their legal obligations under the Children and Families Act. This has been amplified by the recent restrictions in the use of the dedicated school grants which many local authorities have historically used to “top up” their high needs funding block.
You can read the full story through the link below, which includes concerns about the quality of some Education Health and Care Plans and SEND in mainstream schools.