Sinn Fein Hits Out Over Proposed Budget Cuts For Special Educational Needs

Sinn Féin has hot out over the proposed budget cuts for Special Educational Needs support.

MLA Pat Sheehan said it is "deeply concerning" that funding for schools in NI is to be slashed in half.

He said: "Children with special educational needs require the highest level of support in our schools to ensure they have the best start in life.

"This is yet another consequence of immoral and indefensible Tory cuts that has decimated our public services and is punishing vulnerable children.

"It is also a consequence of one party’s refusal to form an Executive that is preventing any steps being taken to support public services from the irreparable damage being inflicted on us from savage Tory policies.

"We need the Executive restored now and all parties working together around the table to offset the harm being done by the Tory axe to health, education and other public services."

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