Latest SEN Transport Report & Findings

24/02/2022

Read the latest SEN Transport Report and findings in our dedicated SEND members area.

This report sets out the key challenges facing London’s Special Educational Needs (SEN) transport services during and in the aftermath of the Covid-19 lockdowns. At the end of 2021 we surveyed all the London borough SEN transport teams to understand the scale of current demand and cost pressures, as well as the impact of Covid and wider issues. Following this, SEN transport officers were invited to a meeting in December to discuss these issues in more detail. This work has fed into the findings set out in this report.

 

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Your Choice media launch!

'A new programme centred on Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is being delivered to 2,500 children and young people at greatest risk of violence in every London borough'

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