The aim of this strategy is to improve the educational, health and emotional well-being outcomes for all of Kent's children and young people with special educational needs and those who are disabled (SEND).
The SEND Strategy was widely consulted on with schools and one of its key aims is to ensure Kent can successfully implement the changes for SEN set out in the Children and Families Act, including the move away from statements to integrated education, health and care plans.
SEN Code of Practice
The reforms also includes a revised SEN Code of Practice, together with new funding arrangements for high needs pupils, represent some of the biggest changes to SEN since Warnock more than 30 years ago.
The SEND Code of Practise provides statutory guidance for the implementation of the reforms of the Children and Families Act 2014.
SEND Strategy launch presentation
The strategy for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities 2013-2016 - "Working together - improving outcomes" was launched at a series of events during January 2014 attended by representatives from schools, colleges, families and social care, education, health and voluntary organisations.
The Local Authority has extensively trailed the resource it has provided to support implementation of the SEN Code of Practise and the Children and Families Act 2014. As part of our ongoing process continuous cycle of improvement the Local Authority welcome feedback and comments.