Third Force News: Four charities have called for enhanced investment in education to be made by the Scottish Government

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5 February 2020
Source: Third Force News

A call for urgent action in the Scottish Government’s budget to provide better support for disabled pupils has been made by charities that help young people with additional support needs.

The Scottish Children’s Services Coalition, the National Deaf Children’s Society, the National Autistic Society Scotland, and Royal Blind are campaigning for improved access to specialist support.

The charities are calling for any funds resulting from an extra £700 million for pupils with special education needs announced by the UK Government in the Spending Review in September to form part of an increase in additional support needs funding for pupils in Scotland. This could result in an increase in funding of £70 million for pupils with additional support needs in Scotland’s schools.

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