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SEND & Inclusion Partnership Group  actions and updates

The SEND & Inclusion Partnership Group locally delivers through co-production the Education & Skills, All Age Disability and SEND strategies.

The SEND and Inclusion Partnership Group has a Management Group and several sub groups and will link to the eight district governing body groups.  

The SEND Governance Model is available as a PDF in our download section.

Families Strategic Partnership Board

The SEND and Inclusion Partnership Group reports to the Families Strategic Partnership Board.  The goal of the Families Strategic Partnership Board is to create a new relationship between families living in Staffordshire and the organisations who support them.

This is a group of senior leaders from organisations across Staffordshire including:

  • the county council
  • district and borough councils
  • health organisations
  • police service
  • fire service
  • schools
  • the voluntary sector

Health and Wellbeing Board

The Family Strategic Partnership Board works on behalf of the Health and Wellbeing Board and closely with the Children's Safeguarding Board.  

The Health and Wellbeing Board brings together key partners across the NHS, public health, adult social care and children’s services, including elected representatives and Local Healthwatch to lead the agenda for health and wellbeing within Staffordshire.

SEND & Inclusion Partnership Group

Staffordshire Parent Carer Forum

For more information about Stafordshire's Parent Carer Forum, including how to become a member please visit their website.

Management Group

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  • Take decisions on the scope and remit of each sub group, ensuring that all actions for system improvement are delivered.

  • Provide an overall assessment on the progress of system improvement  and  the status of the Written Statement of Action.

  • Task and hold to account sub-group leads with activities for the delivery of system improvement and delivery of Written Statement of Action.

  • Resolve issues and dependencies between the sub groups

  • Take recommendations from Stakeholder groups and provide a forum for scrutinising and considering these recommendations.

  • Oversee joint public and stakeholder  engagement and consultation

  • Escalate issues that cannot be resolved to the Partnership Board

  • Make decisions on next steps

  • Moderation

  • Quality Assurance

  • Equity

Local Offer Sub Group

Early Years Sub Group

Graduated Response Sub Group

EHCP Sub Group

Joint Commissioning Sub Group

Other themes

Sub Groups around other themes to be set up as appropriate.