More than two-thirds of children in custody have special educational needs (SEN) and educational provision is woefully inadequate for children in both quantity and quality, according to a new report from the Howard League for Penal Reform and Independent Provider of Special Education Advice (IPSEA). Education inside penal detention for children in England: An overview, found that the needs of children with learning difficulties, speech, language and communication difficulties, and social, emotional and mental health problems are often mislabelled, unrecognised and unmet.