The review of Suffolk’s SEND provision is now complete. The review sought to focus on the processes, communications and customer facing elements of Suffolk’s SEND service.
Lincolnshire County Council were chosen to carry out the review due to their exemplary SEND track record. A multi-agency team from Lincolnshire County Council includes two senior officers, performance analysts and the chair of the County’s Parent Carer Network.
We now await the final report and recommendations from the Lincolnshire review team.
To assist Lincolnshire with their review, Suffolk County Council provided the team with more than 100 SEND related documents, these included:
- Performance data
- Process documents
- Examples of co-production, and
- Feedback from children and young people with SEND
Additionally, over 25 meetings have taken place with more than 140 attendees, the included:
- Two groups of children and young people with SEND
- Four group of parents/carers
- 28 education settings
- A range of practitioners across Education, Health and Social Care.
Rachel Hood, Cabinet member for Education, SEND and Skills said:
“The recommendations made by the independent review will help us to fulfil our steadfast commitment to improve SEND provision in Suffolk. I recognise the issues facing SEND services at the moment, but significant progress has been made and will continue to be made. Improvement to SEND is one of the council’s key priorities and I am determined to ensure this continues at pace and with the best outcomes for our children and families."