Local Offer Engagement Space 2021

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Local Offer Engagement

The Special Educational Needs (SEN) Team at Southend Borough Council are looking to work with children and young people with SEN to help shape the future services and support in Southend.

Close up of children's hands one over another

The SEN Team is made up of over 40 key members of staff that all play an integral role to the day to day running of SEN Provision in Southend, alongside supporting children and young people who have SEN, their parents and/or carers and practitioners who deliver services for those who have Special Needs.

We would love to hear your feedback on the Local Offer and how it looks at the moment, but also what you would like to see in the future. Working together we can improve the services available for children and young people with SEN in the Borough.

We are currently running a survey until 8 July 2021 to get your views on the SEN Priorities for the next 3 years.

You can complete the survey below.

Please read the SEN Summit One Page Summary before completing it, which you can also find below.

Once the survey has closed all feedback will be collated and used to help shape the new SEN strategy.

To read about how the Council handles your data please visit our Privacy notice: Southend-on-Sea Borough Council Privacy Notice(External link)(External link).


Local Offer Engagement

The Special Educational Needs (SEN) Team at Southend Borough Council are looking to work with children and young people with SEN to help shape the future services and support in Southend.

Close up of children's hands one over another

The SEN Team is made up of over 40 key members of staff that all play an integral role to the day to day running of SEN Provision in Southend, alongside supporting children and young people who have SEN, their parents and/or carers and practitioners who deliver services for those who have Special Needs.

We would love to hear your feedback on the Local Offer and how it looks at the moment, but also what you would like to see in the future. Working together we can improve the services available for children and young people with SEN in the Borough.

We are currently running a survey until 8 July 2021 to get your views on the SEN Priorities for the next 3 years.

You can complete the survey below.

Please read the SEN Summit One Page Summary before completing it, which you can also find below.

Once the survey has closed all feedback will be collated and used to help shape the new SEN strategy.

To read about how the Council handles your data please visit our Privacy notice: Southend-on-Sea Borough Council Privacy Notice(External link)(External link).

  • SEN Summit - One Page Summary

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    The SEND Summit

    The SEND summit was a key meeting of the three main governance groups; (SEND Strategic Partnership Board, SEND Operations Group and the Joint Commissioning Group) and included representatives from the contracted parent carer forum Southend SEND Independent Forum (SSIF) and other stakeholders.

    49 attendees took a collective look at our self-evaluation framework (SEF), drew conclusions from that and considered the priorities which should shape our SEND strategy for the next three years.


    What did the Summit tell us we were doing well on?

    • There is greater partnership working between education, health and social care teams, with better representation and contributions across education, health and social care for pupils with EHCP’s.
    • The Parent Carer Forum (SSIF) effectively share their views and the views of their families. There is a productive and positive relationship and they continue to work with the LA in a professional way.


    The Summit gave us 5 top priorities:

    • Transitions to cover the full 0-25 age range equally and improve transitions at all stages and ages
    • A clear strategy on how we listen to the Voice of the Child/Young Person and to ensure that it runs through everything council services do
    • Mental health provision to be improved by proactively addressing mental health and Wellbeing
    • Joined up and timely planning that is proactive with the recognition that intervention is needed at the earliest stage and age
    • Further work to ensure the effective collaboration between all partners when producing an EHCP


    What we will do next:

    Ask you about your priorities – tell us what you want to see happen in the next 3 years