Education Committee session to examine adequacy of children’s homes for children with special educational needs
Children living in children’s homes are 20 times more likely to be in special education than all children nationally, with more than half attending special schools. Around 75% of children living in children’s homes have a primary special educational need (SEN) relating to their social, emotional and mental health.
The cross-party Committee of MPs is likely to question the panel on issues such as the quality of education received by children with SEND who live in children’s homes, system accountability, and whether placements offer value for taxpayer money.
The Committee may also ask the panel of sector leaders about longer-term outcomes for children in residential care, and the transition between residential care to independent living.
This will be the third evidence session of the Children’s Homes inquiry, which launched in March this year.