Strategies and Plans
Listed below are links to some relevent local strategies and plans related to special educational needs and disabilities. This page will be regularly updated:
This strategy sets out the plans of the borough to improve outcomes for local children and young people who have special educational needs and/or disabilities. It has been coproduced with families.
This action plan sets out in detail what we will do to achieve our vision for local children and young people who have special educational needs and/or disabilities, who is responsible, how we will measure our success and when we will achieve outcomes. It has been coproduced with families.
This document demonstrates the progress the local authority has made against the SEND Strategy Plan one year on.
This is a summary of the borough's SEND Self-Evaluation. It shows areas where the borough is performing well, and also areas where we believe there is need for development. It has been coproduced with families.
This memorandum of understanding details the Bi-borough's vision for coproduction between families and the local authority and sets out our strategy for how this is to be achieved.
This document highlights the wide range of feedback we have received from local families about provision of SEND services and what we have done in response.
This documents sets out how the local authority will work jointly with the local Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) to ensure that high-quality services are commissioned for children and young people (aged 0-25 years).
This documents sets out how the local authority will work jointly with the local Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) to deliver our shared ambition for Emotional Wellbeing and Mental Health Services, map current provision and outline key next steps to improve our offer over the next 18 months.
Joint Strategic Needs Assessments
Joint Strategic Needs Assessments (JSNA) draw together evidence from a range of sources including the views of parents, young people and professionals, education, health and social care data, to describe a picture of need and service provision across the borough. There are separate JSNAs for different areas:
In 2017 the Department for Education announced the introduction of a new capital fund for all local authorities to enhance facilities for children and young people with special educational needs and/or disabilities. This plan sets out how the capital grant fund will be spent locally.
This strategy sets out how the local authority promotes better access for disabled children at school. Click for the Accessibility Strategy and also guidance on creating communication-friendly environments at school.