The Observer reports on challenges faced by the Bournemouth, Christchurch, and Poole (BCP) council in England, revealing a potential insolvency risk due to a £60 million deficit in special education needs spending. The council's report warns of a critical financial situation when the government's statutory override expires. Residents share experiences of a strained system, with inadequate funding for additional staff affecting support for 600 children. The Local Government Association urges the government to write off high-needs deficits, emphasizing the impact on essential services. The government responds, acknowledging challenges and citing a £64 billion funding package to support councils.