THE Children’s Minister has announced parents of Solihull children with special educational needs will be given more control over their care and finances.
Lib Dem Sarah Teather said mums and dads will be given the power to control personal budgets for the first time. She argued that the existing system was outdated and “not fit for purpose”.
A pilot project to help support parents of children with these special needs is currently taking place in the borough.
Solihull MP Lorely Burt said: “I’m delighted. This is something that was regularly being brought up by parents who come to my surgeries and I think it was time something was done to improve the situation.”