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LGA responds to special needs funding announcement
Provisional Local Government Finance Settlement 2019/20 – On the Day Briefing
Response to the Local Government Finance Settlement
Behavioural insights: latest LGA programme funding announced
The latest round of the LGA’s Behavioural Insights Programme has seen funding awarded to eight local authorities.
Cllr Anntoinette Bramble, Chair of the Local Government Association’s Children and Young People Board, responds to the announcement by the Department for Education of funding to support children with special educational needs and disabilities.
'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 2020/21, 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.
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