SEND (Special Educational Needs & Disabilities)

Listening and co-producing services with children and young people that have special educational needs and disabilities, and their families, is an essential part of the work we do.

By sharing decisions and understanding how services can be improved means that local services are shaped directly by those who use them, through their lived experience.

Over the last few months the CCG, NHS Trust and Council have worked in partnership with families and young people to find out what matters most to them.  The video below illustrates what matters to young people.

What is the Local Offer?

The Local Offer gives children and young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) and their parents or carers information about what activities and support are available in the area where they live.

The Local Offer aims to improve choice, flexibility and transparency for families and to help them have more control over services by setting out the local provision for children and young people with SEND and their families.

For more information on the Local Offer visit: Stockport Local Offer

What services are commissioned for children and young people with SEND?

In addition to the general services that are commissioned for the whole of the population, health services specifically provided for children and young people with additional needs include:

  • Therapy services – Speech and Language Therapy, Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy
  • Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services
  • Continuing and complex care assessments and packages
  • Equipment including wheelchairs and mobility aids

What is the role of the CCG in the implementation of the SEND reforms?

The CCG is working in partnership to contribute to the implementation of the SEND reforms (Children and Families Act 2014). Together we will ensure that health services commissioned locally for children and young people are shaped by the lived experience.

This means that the CCG, partners, families and young people will work together to identify the what matters in accessing Education, Health and Care and to identify any gaps in local provision.

SEND Inspections

Local SEND services are inspected jointly by Ofsted and the Care Quality Commission.  To read the latest information on the Stockport SEND Inspection visit: Stockport SEND Inspection