Children, young people and families with SEND to have their say
February 3, 2021
Children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities are being asked for feedback on a strategy which sets out plans to develop and improve support for them in the future.
Northumberland County Council and Northumberland Clinical Commissioning Group are consulting on how to strengthen support for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND).
Councillor Guy Renner-Thompson, Cabinet Member with responsibility for Children’s Services said: “We have a responsibility to the children and young people of Northumberland to ensure they are receiving the support they need – and if not, to know how we can improve on what we do offer.
“It is important parents and carers are given the confidence that their child is receiving the best educational support possible and is achieving good outcomes through high quality, inclusive practice in our schools.”
This 2020-2023 Northumberland Strategy for Special Educational Needs sets out the local partnership’s vision for developing and improving the support provided for the children and young people with additional needs and their families.
Cath McEvoy-Carr, Executive Director for Adult and Children’s Services said: “This strategy details the aspirations and priorities for the county and the improvements to provision that the partnership plan to make in a time of unprecedented demand for specialist support.
“I urge families with children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities and the professionals that work with them to give us constructive feedback so we can take this forward and develop the support provided.”
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This consultation will run for 7-weeks, opening on Monday 1st February and closing on Friday 19th March. If you have any queries, please contact 01670 623 960.