Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Strategy 2016 – 2020 Consultation

This consultation is now closed.

Cheshire West and Chester Council is currently seeking the views of children, young people, parents, carers and professionals on developing our vision and strategy to support children and young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND). We have developed a draft Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Strategy 2016 – 2020 and action plan, which we would like your views on.

Our Vision

We want all children and young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) to have access to a range of provision and support across the borough that will meet their educational needs and provide good opportunities for them to progress. We believe that every Cheshire West and Chester child or young person should have their needs met, as far as possible, in their local community, in local early year’s settings, schools and Further Education Colleges. Children and young people with SEND should be offered high quality provision so that they make good progress in their learning and can move on easily to the next stage in their education and later into independent adult life.

The aims of the Strategy

The overarching aim of this Strategy is to improve educational, health and emotional wellbeing outcomes of our children with SEND in Cheshire West and Chester. We will develop a well-planned continuum of provision from birth to aged 25 years that meets the needs of children and young people with SEND and their families in Cheshire West and Chester. This means integrated services across health and social care which work closely with parents and carers to meet needs.

How you can get involved

Please tell us what you think about our draft Strategy and action plan. We are particularly interested in hearing from parents, young people and professionals on support for learners with Special Educational Needs in Cheshire West and Chester.  Your views will help inform the aims of our Strategy and future actions.

There are lots of ways that you can get involved:

Read our consultation on the Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Strategy 2016 – 2020 providing in-depth information about our proposals.

You can also complete a paper questionnaire, which are available on request.

  • Email: iasservice@cheshirewestandchester.gov.uk
  • Write to us: SEND Strategy consultation, Cheshire West and Chester Council, Council Offices, 4 Civic Way, Ellesmere Port, CH65 0BE
  • Telephone: 0300 123 7001 and ask to speak about the SEND Strategy consultation

Your views are really important in helping shape the future of our services for 0-25 year olds with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities. We will consider all the feedback we receive and the results will be published in the Autumn.

The closing date for comments is Sunday 7 August 2016.

Further information

Council information is also available in audio, braille, large print or other formats. If you would like a copy in a different format, in another language or require a British sign language (BSL) interpreter:

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