This document presents an analysis of SEN trends nationally and how these trends vary between local areas.
It has a particular focus on:
- Numbers and rates of children with SEN
- Types of need
- Profile of provision used to respond to these needs
- Spending on Independent and Non-Maintained Special Schools (i.e. specialist provision that is used when children’s needs cannot be met locally)
The latter half of the our analysis – the SEN stress-test – recognises that local authorities are experiencing different pressures. We use 7 indicators to identify those who we think are experiencing the most pressures and stresses in relation to SEN provision.