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By the numbers: Younger SEND children ‘get better support’

SEND children under the age of 10 have a more positive experience of education, health and care plans, research suggests

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Young children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) benefit more from education, health and care (EHC) plans than older children and young adults, a new government survey suggests.

According to the Experiences of Education, Health and Care Plans report, written by Government Social Research and based on a survey of more than 13,000 parents and young people, 84 per cent of parents of a child with SEND under the age of 5 said that an EHC plan had led to their child getting the support they needed. This compared with just 61 per cent of young people aged 16-25 with an EHC plan ...

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