Schools: Special Educational Needs - Question

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 2:46 pm on 12 February 2024.

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Photo of The Bishop of Lincoln The Bishop of Lincoln Bishop 2:46, 12 February 2024

My Lords, I welcome everything that the Minister has said, but we all know that, even with the initial screening online, a full diagnosis for many children with any of these needs can take years to confirm. I am interested in what the noble Baroness has to say about how families—and the children themselves—are accompanied through several years of negotiation with the NHS and with local authorities, especially when, as has already been said, certainly in Lincolnshire, staffing costs outstrip the need that is expressed within our schools.