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Research and analysis
Black and minority ethnic (BME) pupils identified as having SLCN
A study of factors which make BME pupils more likely to be identified as having speech, language and communication needs (SLCN).
This study aimed to determine:
- whether patterns of disproportionate representation were still present in the most recent data
- whether the patterns could be explained by factors associated both with special education needs and ethnicity, such as poverty and socio-economic disadvantage
- how disproportionate ethnic representation varies across local authorities
The better communication research programme was part of a review of services for children and young people with speech, language and communication needs (SLCN).