Transforming SEND in Leicester

Leicester's SEND Local Offer

A summary of the SEND services improvement journey so far with the aim to creating a better future together.

Inspection of our Local Offer (2018)

  • Recognising the need to reassess:
    • The quality of our support to children with SEND and their families
    • The vision for SEND in Leicester
    • Ownership across the partnership

Getting our house in order (2018-19)

  • Resetting strategic and operational links
  • Co-producing SEND strategy
  • Developing Parent Carer Forum
  • Understanding transition issues for children and young people

Increasing the pace of change (2020)

  • Parent Carer Forum's Local Offer Live event to promote the local offer and support available Increasing options for parents/carers:
    • Transport
    • Personal transport budgets (PTB)
    • Placements (DSP expansion)
  • Improving compliance, timeliness and quality of EHCPs across Education, Health and Social Care]
  • Launching a Quality Assurance Framework

Forging stronger links with children, parents and carers (2020)

  • Relaunching surveys and encouraging feedback
  • Extending the reach of Parent Carer Forum
  • Children and Young People's Participation Strategy consultation

Taking action for growth (2020)

  • Creating a system-wide knowledge of our Children
  • Improving our data and knowledge
  • Improving capacity in services (Local Authority and Health)
  • Focussing on evidence based outcomes and School SENCo leadership
  • Encouraging more active parent/carer/ child co-production, engagement & feedback

Facing the COVID pandemic (2020)

  • Keeping in touch with parents, carers children and young people
  • Reviewing individual health, care and social care provision during pandemic
  • Keeping children safe
  • Stronger more effective partnerships working together

Building on successes (2020)

  • Co-producing Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland (LLR) Commissioning Strategy
  • Reviewing alternative provision
  • Expanding education inclusion agenda
  • Co-producing the Preparing for Adulthood Strategy
  • Increasing co-production and collaboration with parents, carers and children

Creating a better future together (2021 and beyond)

Our journey to improve SEND will continue on.