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Submission to the House of Lords Children and Families Act 2014 Committee

25 April 2022

“The Children and Families Act 2014 extended some special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) provisions to children in custody. However, it excluded young adults and did not give children in custody the same provision as children in the community.

“Provision for children with special educational needs in custody remains poor.

“Young Black people with special educational needs are too often punished rather than supported.

“Children with SEND in custody should have the same entitlements as children with SEND in the community.

“Part 3 of the Act should apply to young adults in custody.”

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