SEND related policies and strategies
SEND related policies and strategies
- SEND Code of Practice
Guidance on the special educational needs and disability (SEND) system for children and young people aged 0 to 25, from 1 September 2014.
- Local Area SEND Strategy
We are proud, fair and ambitious for all children and young people in Newcastle. For those with SEND and who are vulnerable this means that, as a local area, we are committed to:
- Creating a fully inclusive system, where children and young people with SEND will have all their identified needs met.
- True co-production with children, young people and their parent/carers.
- Maintaining high expectations for all children and young people and, through providing the right support, enabling them to have a successful future.
Learn more in this document: Local Area SEND Strategy 2019-2022.
Watch this space:
As the strategy comes to an end at the end of this year we will be starting a consultation from September 2022 to find out what our new strategic priorities should be to ensure that our children and young people can live ' Gloriously Ordinary Lives'. Contact: Ann.Banks@newcastle.gov.uk - if you want to be involved.
- SEND Executive Board Briefings
Newcastle Local Area SEND Executive Board Meeting notes are available to download.
For more information contact Ann Banks, SEND Service Improvement Lead.
- SEND Strategic Plan 3 year Capital Fund Plan
Report on consultation feedback received for the draft SEND Strategic Plan and 3-year SEND Capital Fund Plan.
- SEND Joint Commissioning Strategy 2020-2023
The strategy sets out a three-year direction of travel and describes:
- our vision and context (Part 1)
- how partners will work together to achieve integrated services that responds to local need (Part 2)
- our joint commissioning priorities over the next three years (Part 3)
Read the strategy here: SEND Joint Commissioning Strategy.
- Getting it Right Together
SEND Leaders in Newcastle really like this Getting it right together: Our Quality Assurance Framework as they want to:
- make sure children and young people benefit from consistent high-quality person-centred support which meets their needs and is easily understood by everyone, through SEND Support or Education, Health and Care Plans (EHCPs)
- make sure we do things right for all our children and young people with SEND and their parent/carers
- make sure we all understand what good looks like and improve the experiences of children and young people with SEND and their parents and carers
- improve outcomes for children and young people with SEND.
- SEND Local Area joint inspection by Ofsted and CQC
Letter from the inspection in May 2021: Ofsted inspection letter.
- Newcastle Accelerated Progress Plan
Details of the Newcastle Accelerated Progress Plan.
- Government approved independent education providers
Section 41 Institutions are a list of independent education providers compiled by the Secretary of State. The education providers can only be included on this list with their consent so may not include all independent providers.
The list of approved institutions attached has been shared with local authorities and will be updated termly, in accordance with the Section 41: Secretary of State approval processes which can be found on GOV.UK.
Under the Children and Families Act specific duties apply to institutions on the approved list:
institutions on the approved list must “have regard” to the SEN (Special Educational Needs) Code of Practice; institutions on the approved list have a reciprocal duty to co-operate with the local authority on arrangements for children and young people with SEN.
- local authorities’ published local offer must refer to the institutions on the approved list
- specific duties and rights relating to admissions, in line with maintained schools, Academies, FE (Further Education) colleges and non-maintained special schools:
- a child or young person has a right to request that an institution on the approved list is named in their EHC (Education, Health and Care) Plan
- if the institution is named in an EHC Plan, the local authority is under a qualified duty to secure a place
- if the institution is named in an EHC Plan, the institution must admit the pupil or young person.
- Newcastle Personal Budgets Policy
Check out this Microsoft Sway that explains how our budgets policy works: Microsoft Sway – Newcastle City Council: Personal Budgets Policy for Children and Young People with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) (office.com)
- Education, Health and Care Plan: Resolving disputes, mediation, appeals and tribunals
The Department for Education has also produced a useful Guide for young people on how to resolve disagreements