EDITOR'S COMMENT: Our investigations continue into plight of Solihull special needs children - The Solihull Observer

EDITOR'S COMMENT: Our investigations continue into plight of Solihull special needs children

Solihull Editorial 18th Feb, 2018   0

EDITOR’ COMMENT

The quality of services to our most vulnerable residents is a test of any decent society.

As our front-page report states, scores of children with special needs and disabilities in Solihull, and their stressed-out parents, are having to cope with the additional difficulty of council failures to deliver their crucial education support plans within the legal 20-week timescale.

Council leaders says it’s also a national problem, which includes a backlog of re-assessments due to government changes in procedures.




Yet Solihull is lagging behind other councils.

We’ll report more next week from our ongoing investigations.


Parents’ claims of serious multi-agency problems are supported by a joint Ofsted and Care Quality Commission report heavily critical of Solihull’s SEND services.

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