Children and Young People with Special Educational Needs or Disabilities (SEND) Needs Assessment


Supporting Information

This needs assessment focuses on all children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities, both with, and without an Education, Health and Care Plan (on SEN support but without an EHCP) and provision to meet these needs (as set out in the Children and Families Act 2014) across Education, Social Care and Health.

The report will enable better understanding of current arrangements, future anticipated need and any gaps or challenges in provision by: reflecting new research, policy, and standards; undertaking descriptive service mapping across each tier; comprehensive analysis of service data; comparison of local data with national and nearest neighbours for broader understanding of our local context; engaging with professionals and parent carers about their perceptions and experiences of local provision; and making recommendations where there is evidence of service assets, gaps and improvements for delivery.