SEND priority action plan published

19/12/2023

The plan comes in response to July’s damning report by Ofsted and the Care Quality Commission

A plan to improve services and support for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) in Oxfordshire has been published.

It responds to July’s damning inspection report on the local service by Ofsted and the Care Quality Commission.

The plan has five priority action areas including gathering and acting on the views of children, young people and families affected by SEND and developing effective communications systems across the partnership which delivers the services.

Improving the timeliness and quality assurance of education, health and care plans is another key action.

Councillor Kate Gregory, Oxfordshire County Council’s Cabinet Member for SEND Improvement, explained: “We recognise that we are only at the start of our improvement journey and that it will take time for real change to be felt by families. We are working hard as a partnership to ensure we have the right foundations in place to deliver real and lasting improved outcomes for children, young people and families.

“Progress has been made but much more is to come. I look forward to continuing to forge strong relationships with partners and with families with SEND children to ensure we do this together. We are all determined to make a real difference.”

The local area partnership delivering SEND services includes Oxfordshire County Council, NHS Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire and Berkshire West Integrated Care Board and the Parent Carer Forum – the official body for the voice of parent carers.   

The Parent Carer Forum will be directly involved in activities in the priority action plan that lead to improving services and outcomes for children and young people with SEND.


Published: by Banbury FM Newsteam

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