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Education Committee examines adequacy of children’s homes for children with special educational needs

The House of Commons Education Committee is continuing its inquiry into Children's Homes with an evidence session examining education, support and outcomes of children in children's homes with special educational needs or disabilities (SEND), and the sufficiency of children's home places across England.

Children living in children's homes are twenty times more likely to be in special education than all children nationally, with more than half attending special schools. Around 75 per cent 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 third evidence session of the Children's Homes inquiry, which launched in March this year, will take place on Tuesday, 16th November 2021.

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