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Special Educational Needs

Volume 503: debated on Thursday 7 January 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what estimate he has made of the cost of undertaking an assessment for special educational needs. (307260)

The Department has not made an estimate of the average cost of a statutory assessment of a child’s special educational needs (SEN). However, in 2002 the Audit Commission published a report “Statutory assessment and statements of SEN: in need of review?” which estimated the overall cost of producing an SEN statement, including the assessment, was £2,500.