A multi-million pound boost to special needs and disability funding has been welcomed by two leading charities.
The Minister for Children and Families Robert Goodwill said the additional £45million funding for councils and organisations would help to continue transforming SEND provision.
The reforms, which began in 2014, introduced Education, Health and Care plans which are tailored to the individual needs of the child or young person.
£9.7million of the special needs and disability funding will go towards supported internships
Included in the funding is a £9.7million fund set up to create supported internships, helping some of the most vulnerable young people bride the gap between education and employment.