KCC Updated SEND Strategy for 2021-2024

KCC Updated SEND Strategy for 2021-2024

Kent County Council have now published their 2021-2024 SEND Strategy. The aim of the SEND strategy is to improve the educational, health and emotional wellbeing outcomes for all of Kent’s children and young people with special educational needs and those who are disabled.

This strategy builds on the work of the previous strategy, published in 2017, and has been jointly developed by Kent County Council and the NHS in conjunction with children and young people, parents and carers, Kent PACT (Kent parents and carers together) and other key stakeholders.

When OfSTED and CQC (Care Quality Commission) undertook their inspection of services in early 2019, they highlighted that too many children and young people with SEND do not get the support they need in Kent. Although many individuals, organisations and providers do their best, the fragmented system has created too many opportunities for the needs of these children to be
missed.

This strategy has been developed alongside the delivery of the Written Statement of Action and forms part of Kent’s response to the inspection. Progress has been made to address the issues highlighted by the inspection and some of this work is detailed in the documentation. However, the content available goes beyond the inspection and sets out how the we will continue to improve the outcomes for children and young people into the future.

You can find the KCC SEND Strategy here. We also have an extensive SEND area on the website, which can be found here.