Crewe Chronicle: Cheshire East is to get nearly £594,000 over three years to improve services for children and young people with special education needs and disabilities.
The cash, which works out at £198,000 a year, is the borough's share of a £215m pot announced by Minister for Vulnerable Children and Families Edward Timpson, to boost special needs education.
Cheshire East leader Rachel Bailey said: "We welcome this funding to help drive forward our existing plans to provide more local specialist placements and to support, where appropriate, children to remain in mainstream schools with their peers.
"This capital funding will be used to support the implementation of the council's plans to increase local suitable placements for children with special educational needs and disabilities. We will continue to work closely with early-years settings, maintained schools, academies, free schools and others to agree how special education needs can best be met and how maintained schools can be as inclusive as possible."
Cllr Liz Durham, Cheshire East cabinet member for children and families, said: "The council is committed to providing a good range of services to meet local needs and we are continually reviewing and working to improve the local offer of provision. We are fully engaged with parents and carers of children with SEND (special education needs and disabilities) and they routinely work with us on all aspects of SEND developments.
"Working closely with and consulting parent and carers and all providers of services, we are confident we can provide the highest quality of provision going forward and that our children and young people can achieve their highest potential."