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Shape how children with SEND are supported


Staffordshire’s SEND strategy

The county council and Staffordshire’s Clinical Commissioning Groups are working with others to improve the way children with special education needs and disabilities (SEND) are supported.

An important part of this is agreeing a set of principles that will guide the way professionals across education, health and social care will support children and young people, as well as setting out the commitments made by our communities and families.

These principles will form Staffordshire’s SEND strategy.



How we are developing the strategy

People may have different views around what the strategy should include. That’s why we have tried to hear from as many people as possible before working with a small group of professionals, parents and young people to set out a draft, formally consult on it and then agree it.



How you can get involved

You can now read the first draft of the SEND Strategy by clicking on the links below.

You can tell us your thoughts on this strategy by reading the above and then contributing your views to the public consultation.

Complete the consultation

We are also holding a number of virtual focus groups online where you can share your thoughts ‘face to face’ with us through your webcam. You can sign up to one of the events below.



Stay up to date

If you would like us to keep you up to date with progress by email, please sign up to stay up to date with the latest news.

If you need to get in touch with us, please email us at sendtransformation@staffordshire.gov.uk



Outline timeline

Outline timeline




Hear from professionals, parents, children and young people and other members of the community on what currently works well, what could be improved and their ideas for what could be done differently.

June - September 2020


Take what we have heard and look for the themes.

September 2020

Co-produce and draft

Work with a small group of professionals, parents, children and young people to take the themes and agree an outline strategy.

September and October 2020


Formally consult on the draft strategy with members of the public.

November - January 2021

Final amends

Make any final amends following consultation.

January - February 2021


Formally agree the strategy at key boards/meetings including the Quality Committee and at a meeting of Staffordshire County Council’s Cabinet.

February 2021


Share the final strategy to ensure it is used and understood.

Early March 2021



Further information

If you want to find local information about special educational needs in Staffordshire you can visit SEND Local Offer. It is the single place for all information that helps children, young people and their parents to understand what services and support they can expect from a range of local agencies - including their statutory entitlements.

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