The £70 million council costs of fighting – and losing – against parents at the SEND Tribunal

We all know that money’s tight in public services, not least in providing for children with disabilities. It’s not surprising local authorities want to avoid shelling out lots of money …

The special education conundrum: When parents fund an independent special school place

When is a child with special educational needs, just not special enough? It’s when the local authority decides the child’s SEND aren’t severe enough to warrant taking over the placement funding at an independent …

Why high-tech medical innovations just don’t match the harsh reality of health & disability funding

As soon as they became our neighbours, our mother sent us round to play with the kids next door. Vivacious twin girls, of no interest to me, and the boy. …