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Plans by one of England’s biggest councils to place four in five vulnerable pupils in mainstream schools by Christmas could put pupil’s life chances “at risk”, leaders have said.

Ofsted and Care Quality Commission criticised Kent County Council last year for failing to tackle some schools’ “lack of willingness to accommodate” children with SEND.

The council has now drawn up an improvement plan after the damning inspection. 

One of its targets is for 80 per cent of pupils issued with education, health and care plans (EHCPs) to be in mainstream schools by December this year. 

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