A group of local parents have lost their court case against Waltham Forest Council, after it cut funding for children with special education needs and disability (SEND) last year. The judge ruled that the cuts were not illegal. However, the judge also made it clear that the council is legally obliged to meet the needs, including funding, of SEND children.
Lib Dem Naomi McCarthy, who is the parent of a child with SEN, said: “It’s vital that the council recognises its legal obligations towards our SEND children, and all parents and carers should feel empowered by this ruling to request additional funding if these unethical cuts impact their child’s support.”
Waltham Forest SEND Crisis will continue to campaign for more support for SEND children. Find out more by joining their Facebook group.