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Councils in England facing funding gaps plan to cut special needs support

  Cash-strapped local authorities, dealing with years of accumulated shortfalls, are having to reduce education and care packages Councils in England, facing a funding shortfall of more than half a billion pounds for educating children with special needs, are planning spending cuts and service reviews, according to figures compiled by theObserver. Campaigners fear children could lose some of their support as local authorities try to clear yawning historical deficits, with government rules stopping them using other reserves to help to fund the special educational needs and disabilities (Send) system. Continue reading... .. Full story on 

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