Special education needs shakeup in Lincolnshire

Lincolnshire County Council
Lincolnshire County Council

Services for people with special educational needs and disabilities in Lincolnshire could change in line with Government policy.

Lincolnshire County Council has launched a public consultation into its services, from early years through to transition into adulthood.

Proposed changes include replacing the statement system and integrated support up to the age of 25.

Executive councillor for children’s services Patricia Bradwell (Con) said: “This is about developing and improving the way children with special educational needs and disability are identified, assessed and supported.

“I know the present system can be too slow and difficult to navigate for many parents and their children and it needs to be made fit for purpose, providing excellent support when and where it is needed.

“The input of children, young people and families is vital in helping us to shape the services that will make a difference to them. We want to make sure that what we have in place provides the best options for children and families in Lincolnshire.”

People can find out more about the proposals at a consultation event to be held at Toft Country House Hotel from 9.30am to 11.30am on Friday, July 11.