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Norfolk county council - ends funding for youth services 

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As part of its radical cuts plans, Norfolk county council will end its funding of youth services.

Subsidies for park and ride and bus travel for young people over 16 will be cut. Fewer children will assessed for statements. School music will receive less funding.  The council will reduce the scale and capacity of services to support looked after children and reduce the number of pupils on school/college transport.

There is a full list of cuts here:

http://www.norfolk.gov.uk/view/council130212item4pdf

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Can not get a Statement for my son

My son has severe ADHD, Dyspraxia, OCS and other mixed neurological problems and has been on a personal education plan since he was diagnosed in 2006, we have been fighting all the way through junior school to get him statemented as the hospital said he should be on a statement to get the extra support he needs at school.  The school have said that with the cuts there is no money for funding and they are reluctant to send him for assessment as…

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Posted by: Sarah Langton at 3:53pm on 17 October 2012

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