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Notice of CCG closure

From 1 July 2022 please visit our new ICB website https://staffsstoke.icb.nhs.uk/

On 1 July 2022, the six Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) in Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent closed down and the functions of the CCGs transferred to a new NHS organisation, known as an integrated care board. The new organisation is responsible for NHS spend and the day-to-day running of the NHS in Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent.

Therefore, South East Staffordshire and Seisdon Peninsula Clinical Commissioning Group no longer exists and the responsibilities of the CCG, along with the other CCGs in Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent, have transferred to the new NHS Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent Integrated Care Board (ICB).

These changes have taken place under the new Health and Care Act 2022, which amongst other things aims to tackle health inequalities and create safer, more joined-up services that will put the health and care system on a more sustainable footing. There are no changes to how local residents access NHS frontline services in Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent as part of these changes.

From 1 July 2022 if you visit this website, you will be re-directed to the new ICB website.

Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) Reforms

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The Children and Families Act 2014, implemented from September 2014, has major implications for how the NHS organises and delivers services to children and young people who have a Special Education Need and/or Disability (SEND) between the ages of 0 and 25. It reforms the system of support across education, health and social care to ensure that services are organised with the needs and preferences of the child and their family firmly at the centre, from birth to the transition to adulthood.

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:

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 Council's website: https://www.staffordshire.gov.uk/education/welfareservice/SpecialEducationalNeeds/Special-educational-needs.aspx

Useful Links

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

Making it personal - https://councilfordisabledchildren.org.uk/help-resources/resources/making-it-personal-family-guide

SEND support-easy read -  https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/young-persons-guide-to-the-children-and-families-act-2014

https://councilfordisabledchildren.org.uk/help-resources/resources/send-support-easy-read-guides-parents-and-young-people

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