SEND Strategy 2021 - 2023

 

1. We are suggesting this vision for the new strategy. It is very similar to the one in the current strategy.

"Working together we will support children and young people with SEND to meet their potential, and live healthy, fulfilling lives in their community."

Do you agree with this vision?
Are there any words that you think need to change?
Do you have any other suggestions about the vision?

Comments:

 

2. We are suggested this aim for the new strategy:

"Children and young people with SEND and their families have access to timely information, services and support they need to enable them to achieve their potential."

Do you agree with this aim?
Are there any words that you think need to change?
Do you have any other suggestions about the aim?

Comments:

 

3. We are suggesting these measures to understand how well we are doing with the strategy:

• Our children and young people with SEND will make good progress and be successful
• Our children, and young people will have timely access to good-quality services.
• Feedback from our children, young people and families will show they feel supported by education, health and social care services.
• Our children, young people and families will trust our SEND system

Do you agree with these measures?
Are there any words you think need to change?
Do you have any other suggestions about the measures?

 

4. Our proposed action plan for change

In the current strategy there are 4 project areas which contain all the action plans and work to deliver.
These are:

1. Communicating the SEND Local Offer
2. The SEND Journey
3. Developing Inclusive Education, Health and Social Care Provision
4. Preparing for Adulthood

It is proposed we continue with these 4 areas to be included in the new strategy.

Do you agree? If not what would you suggest?

 

5. We would like your ideas on what practical actions we should include in the strategy under the 4 main project areas.

Communicating the SEND Local Offer

We are suggesting that this could include:
How can we improve our communication and improve how we share relevant information with families and workers?
What further training do we need to consider for practitioners/workers across education, health and social care?
How can we improve our local offer website, content and other communication tools?
What do you think are the most important actions/work to include in this project area?

 

6. The SEND Journey

We are suggesting this could include:

How can we improve the support in schools, Early Years settings, Colleges, GP Surgeries, hospitals for children and young people with SEND?
How can we improve early intervention and outreach services for education, health and care including services such as CISS, speech, language and communication, Multi Agency Assessment Process?
How can we improve the support for children and young people to achieve the outcomes in their plans and improve how we review their progress?
What do you think are the most important actions/work to include in this project area?

 

7. Developing inclusive education, health and care provision

We are suggesting this could include:

How can we support schools and settings to be more inclusive?
How can we develop further the provision of specialist education places in Suffolk?
How can we make sure we have the right health services to meet children and young peoples needs, including emotional wellbeing, mental health, speech and language?
How can we ensure we are providing the right care offer across children and young people and adults?
How can we improve the support we give to children and young people who are excluded?
What do you thins are the most important actions/work to include in the project area?

 

8. Preparing for adulthood

We are suggesting this could include:

How do we improve the early planning for transitions throughout a child's education journey, including early careers information, advice and guidance?
How can we improve the development of good plans for adulthood?
How can we improve the provision of the right post-16 courses to support children and young people to make progress and achieve their ambitions?
What do you think are the most important actions/work to include in this project area?

 

9. Do you have any other suggestions or ideas that we should consider as part of the new strategy?