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(UK) E. Yorkshire: $1.2M for special needs funding; 'increasing support for ...autism'

Sept 29, 2023, Yahoo UK News: Council secures £1million [$1.2M] of funding for children and young people with SEND in East Yorkshire

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The funding will be targeted to improve early intervention for children and young people in the East Riding, aiming to ensure needs are identified as early as possible – a key priority within the SEND development and improvement plan.

The Local Offer website will be improved to make it easier for families and young people to use and access the information and services they need.

More support will be given to schools and early years settings, including three additional specialist teachers to support pupils with SEND across the East Riding, and additional training for school staff in supporting pupils with additional needs….

Councillor Victoria Aitken, portfolio holder for children, families and education said: “In East Riding we receive less funding for SEND children than anywhere else in the country. “I have been, and continue to lobby for more funding, so I am pleased that we have been successful for this much needed money.

“We have looked at the needs of children, young people and families and we are working to ensure the provision reflects the needs, for example increasing the support for schools around autism…..

“Along with our partners, we remain dedicated to improving outcomes for children and young people with SEND. I hope this funding brings some confidence to our families.”


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