Special Educational Needs
For a number of reasons, young people in care are more likely than other children to have an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP) or statement. Achieving the right help for children with SEN often requires much energetic determination by carers. The local authority, in its role as corporate parent, should be equally vigorous in ensuring that all Children in Care have their additional and special needs met, and have access to effective advocacy when needed.
Carers can raise concerns about a child’s progress if they feel that the child has learning difficulties, including social, emotional or mental health needs.