This report shows that poverty is both a cause and an effect of SEND and makes a series of recommendations, including:

  • Policy-makers and school and early years leaders should prioritise SEND.
  • Staff in schools and early years settings should be trained to identify needs so that they can be spotted early and over-identification and under-identification are reduced.
  • Targeted funding for pupils with SEND who are at risk of exclusion should be provided so that schools can support them before they are excluded.

You can read the full report here.