Special Educational Needs

Department for Education written question – answered on 8th February 2019.

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Photo of Geraint Davies Geraint Davies Labour/Co-operative, Swansea West

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many children and young people who have speech, language and communication needs as their primary need are (a) 0-5, (b) 5-16, (c) 16-18 and (d) 18-25 years old; and how many have Education, Health and Care plans there are for each of those age groups.

Photo of Nadhim Zahawi Nadhim Zahawi The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Education

Information requested on type of need, by age group for all children and young people with an Education, Health and Care (EHC) plan, is not held centrally. This information is however available for those in state-funded primary, secondary and special schools.

Figures showing the number of children and young people with an EHC plan by age group is published in the ‘Statements of SEN and EHC plans’ publication available at: https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/statements-of-sen-and-ehc-plans-england-2018.

Figures showing the number of children in state-funded primary, secondary and special schools who have speech, language and communication needs as their primary need by age are published in the ‘Special educational needs in England’ publication available at: https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/special-educational-needs-in-england-january-2018.

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