The Council last night (7th February) passed the ‘SEND Transformation Plan’, despite local residents making clear that they had not been properly consulted.
The plans, which include raiding a potential £5 million from the budgets of mainstream schools, were put out to consultation over the Christmas Holidays, which resulted in a response rate of less than 2% of those with special needs children.
SEND Family Voices, a group who until recently worked with the Council on special needs matters, have described the plans as ‘fantasy’, saying: “The risk of legal challenge is now high; the risk of Tribunal rates going through the roof is also now extremely high. The Plan is unachievable & the savings suggested are completely fabricated.”
If 100 residents sign the ‘call in’ below, the decision is sent to Scrutiny Panel for an investigation.
Please sign to ensure that our schools and special needs children get the education they deserve. We demand better for SEND children.
CALL IN: SEND TRANSFORMATION Read the petition