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'Emergency injection' of SEND funding needed to protect support
Provisional Local Government Finance Settlement 2019/20 – On the Day Briefing
Response to the Local Government Finance Settlement
'Emergency injection' of special needs funding needed to protect support
An “emergency injection” of funding is needed to prop up support for children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND), which faces a potential funding gap of up to £1.6 billion by 2020, council leaders say today.
Have we reached a ‘tipping point’? Trends in spending for children and young people with SEND in England
Bright Futures: SEND funding
The Mental Capacity (Amendment) Bill, Second reading, House of Commons, 18 December 2018
The Bill provides a vital opportunity for long-awaited reform. It is important that this opportunity is not missed and that the Bill is passed as the current situation is not sustainable for councils and our communities.
Using Stoke-on-Trent’s heritage to unlock regeneration
Stoke-on-Trent City Council appointed a Heritage Champion to lead a successful bid for a Heritage Action Zone, which is helping to encourage residents to move back into Longton town centre.
Simplifying and speeding up the planning process through the grant of permitted development.
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