SEND reforms

Collectively we are working on implementation of the SEND reforms. Solihull Council are our regional pathfinder champion and are leading our collaborative efforts to ensure all Local Authorities have implemented the reforms.

Our key activity includes:

  • Supporting implementation in authorities:

Here is a sample EHC Plan and a completed exemplar from Solihull

  • Sharing good practice

Slides from Lead Member Briefing Event in May

  • Working together on the local offer

Dudley Local Offer,  Staffordshire’s Local Offer, Shropshire’s Local Offer

  • Efficiency Programme

Collectively in the region we spend approx £xx on placements. Therefore SEND must be a feature of our efficiency programme. Our workplan includes:
– collaborative commissioning of placements
– a regional contract for mediation
– investigations on how to reduce costs of SEN transport

Please click here for more information on our readiness for the reforms and our national returns (members only)

Useful National Links

http://www.sendpathfinder.co.uk/ – Main website for all things to do with the pathfinder

Code of Practice

Parents and Carers Guide to Reforms

Final Transition Guidance – published 28 August

An Offer of Personal Budgets – September 2014