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(UK) Sheffield SPED parents at 'breaking point' over lack of provisions

June 11, 2019, Sheffield Star: ‘Nobody is listening’ – Parents in Sheffield call for independent investigation into SEN in city https://www.thestar.co.uk/education/nobody-is-listening-parents-in-sheffield-call-for-independent-investigation-into-sen-in-city-91990 Parents at ‘breaking point’ in Sheffield are raising money to fund an independent investigation into the state of special educational needs provision in the city – saying their children are being let down. Disability campaigners Sparkle Sheffield say children, young people and adults with special educational needs in Sheffield are not getting the provision they are entitled to. A joint Ofsted and CQC inspection in November last year found ‘serious failings’ in the way Sheffield Council educated those with SEN, including inconsistencies in identifying needs and weaknesses in commissioning services. … “We protested about this in 2017 and the council said things would improve within 18 months which is the same thing they are saying now.