YouGov poll finds some parents are pushing for SEN statements to help their children, while others slip through the net
Some parents are lobbying for a special needs diagnosis for their child while genuine sufferers are losing out, according to teachers polled by YouGov.
Educators are warning that middle-class parents who know how to work the system are getting diagnoses for their children, while other children are slipping through the net.
More than half (57%) of teachers polled said there was misdiagnosis among pupils. The same percentage thought pressure from parents has led to some youngsters being categorised as having special educational needs (SEN) unnecessarily.