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The Local Government Association have recently published our research into good practice in supporting children and young people with special educational needs and disability in local areas across England. The report can be read here.

The Local Government Association has recently published our research into pressures on high needs funding for children and young people with SEND. The report can be read here.

The Observer recently published a story focusing on the key points from our recently-published Local Government Association research on pressures on funding for children and young people with high needs in England. The story can read here, and the full report is here.

Sharon Kemp, Chief Exec of Rotherham Council, writing about Rotherham's improvement journey in children's services, said, 'I would recommend the Isos and LGA report Enabling Improvement ... it is a must-read for anyone engaged in children's improvement, mirroring our own experience.'