Views sought on plan for children with disabilities

Child Published: Wednesday, 6th December 2017

Parents and carers of children with special educational needs and disabilities are being asked for their views on a three-year strategy which is about getting the right services to children.

Warrington Borough Council is about to launch its new special educational needs and disabilities strategy and is asking for help from parents and carers to shape the offer.

The strategy aims to ensure all organisations work together to improve the ways in which they identify and assess those with SEND. It also aims to ensure high quality and good availability of provision for families in Warrington.

The council’s executive board member for children’s services, Cllr Jean Carter, said “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.

“We have identified eight main priorities that we think we need to concentrate on to improve children and young people’s lives in Warrington and we would like to hear your views on these and the draft strategy as a whole.”

The survey is available online www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/SENDSTRATEGEY/

The consultation process is now under way and runs for 60 days, until Wednesday 24 January 2018.

Before you participate you can read the draft Integrated Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Strategy 2018/21 https://files.smartsurvey.io/2/0/ZVZ3ENLK/SEND_DRAFT_STRATEGY_FOR_CONSULTATION.pdf