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(UK) Lincolnshire fails SPED kids; no ASD diagnosis for children under five

Sept 14, 2018, Grimsby Live: CQC expresses 'significant concerns' regarding North East Lincolnshire SEND services https://www.grimsbytelegraph.co.uk/news/grimsby-news/cqc-expresses-significant-concerns-regarding-1997863 Significant concerns have been raised over the quality of the disability and special educational needs service in North East Lincolnshire following an inspection. The Care Quality Commission found "significant areas of weakness", saying local leaders have a "superficial understanding" of the needs of children and young people with special needs…. Inspectors found that the healthy child programme for children up to the age of five "is not delivered in an effective way" with too few face to face contacts and new birth visits were not always completed within statutory timescales. Two to two-and-a-half year checks are not completed in a timely way…. Parents of children with autism had previously hit out at the local authority for not providing diagnosis for children under five at all….