Costs of SEN services breaking budgets, council leaders warn

Spiralling costs of special educational needs (SEN) services could eventually ‘break’ council budgets as the number of pupils on Education, Health, and Care Plans (EHCPs) rises. County council leaders have warned that ‘well-intentioned’ government reforms to expand SEN services are threatening budgets, with the number of pupils on plans growing by almost 50,000 in five…

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