To support these changes our CCG has appointed a Clinical Improvement Lead for Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND). This role is to ensure that the CCGs and their commissioned providers fulfil their obligations in relation to the SEND reforms.
The SEND Reforms require that all local authorities implement Education, Health and Care (EHC) plans to replace SEN Statements and Learning Difficulty Assessments for young people between 0-25 along with:
Developing a Local Offer as a way of improving services and outcomes: https://www.staffordshireconnects.info/kb5/staffordshire/directory/localoffer.page?directorychannel=5
Increasing participation, choice and control children and young people with SEND and their families have over the support they use
Providing accessible, comprehensive and transparent information, advice and support
Giving those with Education, Health and Care Plans the option to request a personal budget
This requires all partner agencies to work collaboratively to improved outcomes for Children and Young People with SEND.
You can find further information regarding SEND on Staffordshire County Councils website: https://www.staffordshire.gov.uk/education/welfareservice/SpecialEducationalNeeds/Special-educational-needs.aspx
Children and Families Bill - https://councilfordisabledchildren.org.uk/help-resources/resources/summary-children-and-families-act
Code of practice - https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/send-code-of-practice-0-to-25
CDC Website - https://councilfordisabledchildren.org.uk/
Children & Young People and Families
SEND support-easy read - https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/young-persons-guide-to-the-children-and-families-act-2014