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Disability: Children

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 155685, tabled on 19 April 2022

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he has had discussions with the Secretary of State for Education on the finding on page 6 of the report by the Disabled Children’s Partnership entitled Left Behind: 6 Months On, that the emotional or mental health of two in three disabled children has deteriorated as a result of not having access to the right support; what steps he is taking to ensure that the policy proposals in the SEND green paper improve the mental health of disabled children; and if he will make a statement.

Answered on

27 April 2022

There have been no specific discussions. However, we are working with the Department for Education on implementation of the special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) Review to ensure that children and young people with SEND receive the appropriate support.