Send Strategy Consultation July 2020

Closed 21 Sep 2020

Opened 14 Jul 2020


A proposed SEND Strategy has been developed by The Wolverhampton SEND Partnership Board and has drawn on a number of sources of information. These include:

  • Wolverhampton’s Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA) for Children and Young People with SEND 2019.
  • The Children, Young People and Families Plan for Wolverhampton 2015-2025
  • City of Wolverhampton Council Plan 2019-24
  • Wolverhampton Clinical Commissioning Group Community Health Strategy 2019
  • Wolverhampton Challenge Board’s Ordinary Lives White paper 2017
  • Recommendations from the Voice 4 Parents Annual Survey
  • Recommendations from the Changing Our Lives Quality of Life Review 2019
  • Recommendations from the Children’s to Adults Services Case File Audit 2019
  • Recommendations from JSNA 2019
  • Recommendations from Short Breaks Review 2019
  • Recommendations from Alternative Provision Review 2019
  • Wolverhampton SEND Partnership Board Self-evaluation

This consultation seeks opinions on the proposed SEND Strategy. The SEND Strategy can be viewed here: Click here for the SEND Strategy

An easy read version of the consultation response form can be requested by emailing or calling 01902 554302

Why we are consulting

Local authorities must place children, young people and families at the centre of their planning, and work with them to develop co-ordinated approaches to securing better outcomes, as should clinical commissioning groups (CCGs). They should develop a shared vision and strategy which focuses on aspirations and outcomes, using information from EHC plans and other planning to anticipate the needs of children and young people with SEN and ensure there are pathways into employment, independent living, participation in society and good health. Where pathways need further development, local authorities and CCGs should set out clear responsibilities, timescales and funding arrangements for that work. This strategic planning will contribute to their:

  • Joint commissioning
  • Local Offer, which must include support in preparing for adulthood
  • preparation of EHC plans and support for children and young people to achieve the outcomes in their plan



  • All Areas


  • Anyone from any background


  • Children's social care and safeguarding
  • Early help
  • Schools
  • Education and children's services