Special Education Needs and Disabilities Strategy Consultation

Getting the right services to the right children at the right time

Closing date: Wednesday 24 January 2018

Most children and young people in Warrington make good progress and reach their developmental and learning milestones as expected, but some need additional help so that they can do well at school, secure meaningful employment and be well prepared for their adult lives.

The Integrated Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) Strategy sets out our plans over the next three years for how all organisations will work together to improve the ways in which we identify and assess those with SEND; as well as the quality and availability of provision for families in Warrington.

We have identified eight main strategic priorities which we think we need to concentrate on to improve the lives of children and young people with SEND. These are to:

1. Work together
2. Strengthen coproduction arrangements
3. Identify children with additional needs at the earliest opportunity
4. Improve the experiences of assessment and support planning
5. Increase the numbers of school places in Warrington and improve inclusive practice
6. Develop the health offer
7. Improve access to Short Breaks
8. Improve transition planning across the key stages of children and young people’s lives.

We would like to hear your views on these priorities and the draft strategy and you can take part in the following ways:

Before you participate you can read the draft Integrated Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Strategy 2018/21.

The consultation process began on Monday 4 December 2017 and closes on Wednesday 24 January 2018.

Your response will be confidential and the survey process complies with the principles of the Data Protection Act 1998.

If you have any concerns or questions about the survey, require the questionnaire in another language or format including large print, Braille, audio or British Sign Language or simply require assistance in completing the form please call 01925 442878 and we will be happy to help.

Further information

News item from 6 December