Decision Maker: Executive Board
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: Yes
Is subject to call in?: Yes
To note the Strategic Review process of provision for children and young people with Special Education Needs and Disabilities (SEND) and the accountability for governance and permissions in relation to the implementation of outcomes from the review.
The Director of Children and Families submitted a report proposing the undertaking of a Strategic Review of 0-25 SEND (Special Educational Needs and Disability) provision in Leeds. The report also set out the Local Authority’s duties in this area, and provided details of the proposed scope and methodology of the review together with the associated consultation.
Members highlighted the importance of the work proposed to be undertaken in this area, and in response to an enquiry, assurance was provided that the associated communication process with young people and their families would be clear, and that consultation would be robust.
(a) That the Strategic Review process, including the consultation period running from 6th November 2017 to 4th December 2017, be noted;
(b) That agreement be given for the Good Learning Places Board to hold the accountability for governance and permissions in relation to the implementation of the outcomes arising from the review;
(c) That it be noted that the final proposals will be presented in the document entitled, ‘Local Authority Strategic Plan of SEND Provision 2018-2021’, which will be presented to the Executive Board for consideration and approval in February 2018;
(d) That it be noted that the overall responsible officer for the implementation of the Strategic Review, together with the publication of the plan is the Head of Complex Needs.
Reason Key: Affects more than 1 ward;
Portfolio Holder: The Executive Member for Children & Families
Other reasons / organisations consulted
Public consultation between 16 October to 24 November 2017
Parents, children & young people, staff and governors of special schools, child-care providers, ward members, neighbouring LAs, MPs, and other relevant stakeholders.
Contact: Victoria Coyle, SENSAP Team Lead 0113 3786896 Email: Victoria.Coyle@leeds.gov.uk.
Report author: Victoria Coyle
Publication date: 21/11/2017
Date of decision: 15/11/2017
Decided at meeting: 15/11/2017 - Executive Board
Effective from: 25/11/2017