Help to shape Suffolk’s Special Education Needs and Disability (SEND) future

The consultation on Suffolk’s Special Education Needs and Disability (SEND) future closed on Friday 28 April 2017.

This consultation has now closed.

In December 2016, Ofsted and the Care Quality Commission (CQC) carried out a joint inspection of Suffolk’s effectiveness of implementing the special educational needs and disability (SEND) reforms.

In response to the findings, the Suffolk SEND Programme Board has worked with a range of stakeholders to develop a draft, revised SEND strategy 2017-2020 incorporating the actions we need to take as a result of the inspection.

Revised SEND strategy 2017-2020

The strategy sets out how we will effectively implement the reforms required in the Children and Families Act 2014 and how improvements will be made to the provision for children and young people with SEND across the county.

Further information

  • The Suffolk SEND Programme Board is made up of:
    • Suffolk County Council
    • NHS Ipswich and East Suffolk
    • NHS West Suffolk, and NHS Great Yarmouth and Waveney Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs)
    • Suffolk Parent Carer Network (SPCN)
    • Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Information Advice and Support Service (SENDIASS)
    • education and health provider representatives. 

The SEND Programme Board have the responsibility for improving services and provision for children and young people

Email send.inspection@suffolk.gov.uk if you have any questions or to request a hard copy of the SEND strategy.