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Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Support – Joint Statement of Action

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The Joint Written Statement of Action for supporting children and young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities in Staffordshire.

In Staffordshire, the system of support for children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) is under significant pressure. The number of children with a special educational need or disability has increased by a third in the last five years and national funding has not kept pace with this.

In November, Ofsted and the Care Quality Commission undertook a Local Area inspection of the way professionals at the county council, in local health services and education providers work with families to support children with special educational needs and disabilities.

The inspection report was published on the Ofsted website in January 2019. It highlights some strengths but there are many areas which need significant improvement.

Working together to improve support for children with special educational needs and disabilities

Staffordshire has big ambitions for children with special educational needs and disabilities and want to see them thrive.

Together with our partners in education, health and social care as well as with local parents, we have now developed a formal Written Statement of Action to drive the improvements we all want to see.

The Written Statement of Action can be found here.

If you are a parent of a child with a special educational need or disability, you may want to sign up to our ‘Special Educational Needs and Disabilities – Parent Update’ so you can keep up to date with our progress and all the latest news.

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