Special Educational Needs: Cerebral Palsy

Department for Education written question – answered at on 15 January 2024.

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Photo of Peter Dowd Peter Dowd Labour, Bootle

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many children with cerebral palsy in (a) Bootle constituency and (b) England and Wales have been assigned education, health and care plans.

Photo of Peter Dowd Peter Dowd Labour, Bootle

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many and what proportion of children with cerebral palsy attend mainstream schools.

Photo of David Johnston David Johnston The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Education

The department’s ambition is for all children and young people, no matter what their Special Educational Need (SEN), to receive the right support to succeed in their education and as they move into adult life. The department wants them to achieve well in early years, at school (whether mainstream or special), in further education and to live more fulfilling and independent adult lives with improved employment outcomes. The department is creating a new single national SEN and disability system in England for how needs are identified and met across education, health and care, including for those with cerebral palsy.

The department does not hold the data requested.

The department collects data from schools in England on pupils with SEN, but type of need is held according to the categories specified in the school census.

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