Presentation on theme: "SEND Strategy 2012-2016 Adrian Loades Executive Director, Children and Young People’s Services and Adult Social Care."— Presentation transcript:
SEND Strategy 2012-2016 Adrian Loades Executive Director, Children and Young People’s Services and Adult Social Care
Current Context In 2012, 19.3% of all Cambridgeshire pupils were identified as having SEND. Changing SEND landscape as a result of wide-ranging Government reforms, including proposed changes to legislation Demographic pressures on our services, against a background of a reduction in funding.
What is the SEND Strategy? The Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) Strategy is a four-year plan to improve outcomes for children and young people aged 0-25 years with SEND and their families.
SEND Strategy Priorities Improve outcomes for children, young people and families Collaboration with children and young people with SEND and their families Ensure quality of provision and services Underpinned by excellent communication
Progress and key achievements Created a new, more accessible SEND area of the website for children and young people with SEND and their families Re-launched Early Support, a multi-agency integrated approach, for families with young disabled children aged 0-5 years old delivered through a single plan Created Children’s Centre specialist hubs for disabled children and their families, providing information and services for families until their child is 11 years old. 50 + schools taking part in Achievement for All to improve progress and attainment of children with SEND Published Dyslexia Guidance for schools, settings and professionals
Progress and key achievements Other areas currently being developed: Behaviour guidance for schools and settings Care pathways for children and young people with complex and life long needs requiring multi-agency services A toolkit and training offer to support schools and settings adopt a restorative approach to behaviour management Promote a SEND self evaluation tool to help schools develop effective SEND practices
And… Launch of Social Care Units for children with disability Ofsted inspection of child protection arrangements Improving transition arrangements
Future challenges SEND legislative reforms Single Education, Health and Care plan for children and young people aged 0-25 Schools funding reforms, including changes to SEND funding … In the context of a reduction in local authority funding
What next? Publish our ‘local offer’ of services Implement the single education, health and care plan (EHCP) Improve choice for parents and carers through personalised packages of support
Future ways of working Have to consider different ways of working, which needs the engagement of parents and carers Parents and carers to be have increased opportunities to participate in the development, delivery and evaluation of services and provision Annually report on progress and outcomes from SEND Action Plan, including updates on SEND data Regular termly pinpoint meetings