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SEND Transformation 0-25 Consultation

The SEND Transformation is complex in nature and to make sure all our partners understand the revised proposals for consultation, DMT  have taken the decision for the SEND Transformation for Specialist Teaching Support Services to be presented to Council’s Executive on 9 January 2018.   It is proposed that consultation on the new proposals will commence from 17 January 2018 and last until 28 February 2018.

The scheduled staff briefing on 27 November is no longer taking place and a new date has been scheduled.  Please see the sessions below:

Manager Briefing

13 December 2017 at 12:30pm - 1:30pm, Indus Hall, Kala Sangam

Staff Briefing

13 December 2017 at 1:45pm - 2:45pm, Indus Hall, Kala Sangam

The proposed timetable for SEND is outlined below:

13/12/2017 – Briefing to managers and staff

29/12/2017 – Executive report published

09/01/2018 – Council’s Executive to meet

17/01/2018 – Formal consultation begins

28/02/2018 – Formal consultation closes

A further paper will be presented to Council’s Executive in April 2018.

SEND Transformation 0-25

Please note that the revised proposals for the SEND 0-25 Transformation are currently being finalised in response to the feedback we have received during the consultation period.  They are being put through due process with our legal, financial teams, Children’s Services Senior and Strategic Leaders and Directors, elected members and the Council’s Corporate Management Teams as well as the Officers Joint Council.  A revised paper containing options will be put to the Council’s Executive on 5 December 2017.  We will be placing the revised papers on BSO, the Local Offer website, Bradford’s Consultation and Engagement web page as soon as they are made public and launching an extensive round of further consultation with a range of partners and stakeholders.  It is proposed that consultation will commence from 13 December 2017 to 12 February 2018 (inclusive) to align with the Prevention and Early Help proposals.

SEND Transformation 0-25 - A parents and carers information sheet

After Council Executive approval on 20 June the formal consultation on the SEND Transformation 0-25 is now open and runs until Friday 22nd December 2017.

Ambition - Improve outcomes and life chances for all SEND children and young people in Bradford. 

As a result of feedback we have received in our formal consultation period which closes on the 30 September 2017 there will be a further extended formal consultation period.

We will be proposing a revised model based on this feedback which will be available in early October for formal consultation until the 22nd December 2017. The revised model, any accompanying documents and papers will be published here as soon as they are publicly available.

We would value your contribution and views by emailing questions@bradford.gov.uk

The following documents have been provided and are located within the resource file at the bottom of this page:

SEND Transformation 0-25

Following the staff and stakeholder briefings held on Tuesday 2 May 2017 as promised, please find the following documentation within the resource file at the bottom of this page:

  • Proposal for SEND Transformation-Powerpoint slides

  • SEND EY Planning-Briefing Note

Opportunities for young people 

In the document you will find information on how to apply and links to the relevant pages for recruitment for the below.

  • Connexions Shipley
  • Aspirations Feedback 
  • Children’s Overview and Scrutiny Board 
  • British Red Cross

Please see below to view the document

Young People's Sexual and Reproductive Health Consultation 

Consultation on the views of 16 to 25 year olds about their behaviours and needs in relation to sexual and reproductive health

If you are 16 to 25 years old and live in Bradford, we would like to hear your views.

We want to know more about your knowledge, information and behaviours in relation to local services and sexual and reproductive health.

Please take a couple of minutes of your time to complete this survey here.

Parents’ Forum for Bradford and Airedale Minutes of the AGM 

Attached below is the Minutes of the Annual General Meeting held on 20th October, 2016, at the Mercure Hotel, Bingley.

PFBA Survey Responses: July 2016

Attached below is the responses to the independent survey that we carried out recently for Bradford Local Authority Childrens Services. If you would still like to let us know your views, you can still submit them to us, anonymously via this link

Annual Report and Financial Statements For Year Ending 31th September 2016

The Annual Report contains lots of information about the Forum and what its members do, including the various groups that we are involved with on behalf of all parent carers in the district. Please see below for more details.

Feedback from Post 16 Travel Policy Statement for 2017/2018 Consultation survey

We received feedback from parents, young people and other users about about how clear and user friendly the Policy Statement is only on the clarity of the Policy Statement. The consultation ran from 20th March 2017 to 8th May 2017. Below within the resource file at the bottom of this page is the consultation feedback information for The Post 16 Travel Policy Statement for 2017/2018. The Post 16 Transport Statement can be viewed here

Summary of workshop on travel assistance from home to school held with parental support groups - 10 September 2015 

The document summarises both general points made at the workshop and those made that relate to specific topics and includes the Council’s response to these points. See more in the file document below.

Letter to Parents Travel Assistance programme 2015 

Letter to parents/carers group representatives - Travel Assistance programme letter can be viewed at within the resource file at the bottom of this page.

Personal Budget's Feedback 2015 

 Following the consultation events held on 24th June 2015, 43 parents / carers completed the online consultation in regards to PB. This consultation took place for 8 weeks until 19th August 2015. See feedback results in the Personal Budgets in the file document below.

Local Area Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Consultations (SEND) 

The inspection of local areas’ effectiveness in identifying and meeting the needs of children and young people who have special educational needs and/or disabilities. Between 12 October 2015 and 4 January 2016, Ofsted and the Care Quality Commission (CQC) consulted formally on the proposals for inspecting how effectively local areas fulfil their responsibilities to children and young people who have special educational needs and/or disabilities. The inspections will be carried out jointly by the two inspectorates under section 20 of the Children Act 2004.

Bradford's Local Offer website, social media, Bradford schools online and the Bradford councils website welcomed and promoted the Local Area SEND consultations and how to complete the online consultation process and how to submit views.

Summary of Ofsted and CQC key findings to the four proposals:

The overall response was very positive and there was strong support for each of the four proposals. Respondents gave helpful and insightful comments and we were pleased to receive so many from children and young people. The responses are helping to inform our decisions about the inspection framework and how we will inspect local areas.

A full in detail summary report on the responses to the formal consultation has published by Ofsted and Care Quality Commissioner on the governments website click here to view.

Youth Voice feedback about Mental Health Services

Bradford Youth Service has gained feedback from young people called “Help today’s youth help tomorrows Bradford” about how youth today view the Mental Health Service in Bradford. Feedback and recommendations have been provided and shared with the appropriate services to review and develop services. See Mental Health Services feedback for full report within the resource file at the bottom of this page.

Youth Voice feedback about "What you should remember when designing services"

Thrive Bradford service consulted with young people in Bradford about what should be taken into consideration when commissioning, designing and developing new services for young people. Thrive Bradford in partnership with young people have produced a very valuable piece of work called “Helping young people to Thrive”- What you should remember when designing services. This document is used by Bradford Council Children’s Services commissioners and services across the district. To view the useful document see "What you should remember when designing services" in the resource file at the bottom of this page.

Children’s Commissioners visit Bradford’s Young People March 2016

The Children’s Commissioners visited Bradford’s Young People in March 2016 to gain feedback from Children and young people across the district. It was very helpful to visit you on 4 & 5 March 2016. We wanted to explore your experience of growing up in Bradford and hear your suggestions for improvements locally. The views and experiences of children and young people help us better understand and improve things in Bradford and across England. We would like to thank you for meeting with us. We have shared your thoughts and ideas with decision makers in Bradford, including Michael Jameson, Strategic Director of Children’s Services. They are looking at how they can use what you told us to make a difference where you live, learn and play. To view what young people feedback about “what was good” and “what you worried about or could be improved” see Children’s Commissioners visit Bradford’s Young People within the resource fil at the bottom of this page.

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