Surrey County Council have proposed an ambitious and forward-thinking budget for the new financial year 2020-21, with a huge investment programme for the County. While budget pressures remain, the council’s finances are back on a stable footing after two years of emphasis on efficiencies – with around £200m of cost reductions from the budget since … Continue reading
Surrey County Council, the six Surrey clinical commissioning groups and Family Voice Surrey have welcomed an inspection report on special educational needs and disability services in the county. Ofsted and the Care Quality Commission carried out a joint review of Surrey’s progress in addressing weaknesses highlighted in a previous inspection in 2016. The full joint … Continue reading
David Hodge used today’s Full Council meeting to talk about the successes of his five years as Surrey County Council’s leader, the challenges the authority faces and the opportunities for health and social care services.
Following today’s Government announcement about reforms to services for children with special educational needs and disabilities, Linda Kemeny, Surrey County Council’s Cabinet Member for Schools and Learning, said: “The reforms announced by the Government today will provide important support to our young people with special educational needs and we are delighted to have played a role … Continue reading
A major overhaul of the support available for young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND), that will give families greater control and choice over the care their children receive, has been welcomed by the SE7 group of councils. The reforms are set out in the wide-ranging Children and Families Bill. Many of the … Continue reading