Have we reached a ‘tipping point’? Trends in spending for children and young people with SEND in England

Commissioned by the LGA, this research quantifies the current pressure on budgets for children and young people with SEND and explores the reasons behind the increasing expenditure on high needs funding.


The report is based on a national high needs funding survey, completed by 93 local authorities, and in-depth fieldwork in nine representative local areas.

Have we reached a ‘tipping point’? Trends in spending for children and young people with SEND in England


As part of the LGA's Bright Futures campaign, we are asking Government to urgently review the high-needs funding for send.

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