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(UK) Bristol council failing special needs students

Feb 3, 2020, BBC News: 'Drastic change' call over Bristol special needs education https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-bristol-51356425 Families of children and young people with special educational needs have met with council bosses who have been criticised for failing them. An Ofsted/Care Quality Commission (CQC) report, published in December, said Bristol City Council's performance was "disturbingly poor"…. Fiona Castle, who has an eight-year-old son with autism, said she had recently secured a "meaningful and specific EHCP [Education, Health and Care Plan]". But in her statement to the council, she said: "This battle has pervaded every aspect of my life for the last 16 months…. When asked about the council's invitation to parents to contribute to their feedback, she said: "I think if it helps the council to take ownership of its statutory responsibility, then that will be a good thing." said BAME families with special needs children "continue to be excluded" …