Best interests and mental capacity
Nicholas Endean | 04.05.2018
28.03.2018 Nicholas Endean
The Department for Education has invited professionals to comment and share their views on what makes a difference to children’s educational outcomes. Further, the government is looking for opinions and suggestions on how in practice, this can be improved.
This call for evidence comes as new research shows those children who are classified as “children in need” are three times more likely to have special educational needs than other children. This will inevitably have an impact later in their life and the government appears keen to try and collate as much evidence as possible to improve this.
The research by the Department for Education evidenced “how far children in need fall behind their peers in the early years” and that the gap “widens throughout school and beyond”.
The Department for Education is therefore interested in collecting evidence for:
At Moore Blatch, we support any attempt to try and remedy clear stumbling blocks children in need have in developing their education. Children who are in need cover a significant demographic from those who are at risk of harm from others, to children who are severely disabled and require support to reach attainment targets. In this area in particular we would welcome more robust Education, Health and Care Plans (EHC) to ensure that children with complex needs are not only given the opportunities to excel from an educational perspective, but to also ensure that help and support is provided to the families to enable that educational development to take place.
If your family are experiencing any problems with EHC Plans relating to community support then please contact the community care team on 02380 718195.