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SEND Reforms: Transformation & Compliance Workstreams

Bradford Workstreams

Our Workstreams - multi-agency working groups - take responsibility for the operational management of the SEND developments across the local area as determined by the Code of Practice. Each workstream provides progress highlight reports to the Partnership Board on a Monthly basis. Each work stream is chaired by a member of the SEND Strategic Partnership Board and includes representatives from across the local area, including a parent/carer.  Workstreams meet monthly and consider progress towards their own particular action plan drawn up from the findings of the SEND Self Evaluation Framework (SEF) and the Improvement Plan. The themes of the workstreams run throughout all areas of the Code of Practice and can also be found as the main headings in the Children’s and Families Act 2014 Part Three. Each workstream takes responsibility for leading on their own theme which may influence the working practice of the other workstreams.

Workstreams:

  1. Co-production and Engagement
  2. Integrated Assessment and Compliance
  3. Joint Commissioning
  4. Preparation for Adulthood

Workstream Outcomes:

Co-Production and Engagement

  1. A system of honest and open communication engenders good levels of confidence and a sense of partnership between parents and professionals.
  2. The Local Offer provides a comprehensive, transparent and accessible picture of the current range of services.
  3. Education, health and social care provisions are linked to the development and review of the Local Offer.
  4. Co-production between services, schools at all stages and parents/carers is very strong
  5. Services and families work together to agree outcomes and co-produce recommendations, plans, actions and reviews.
  6. Comments about the content of Local Offer are published and actions are taken in response to these comments.

Integrated Assessment & Compliance

  1. An integrated assessment process and pathway are in place for all children and young people aged 0-25yrs who have a Special Educational Need and /or Disability.
  2. Statutory assessment and review timescales are met and comply with quality thresholds.
  3. The multi-agency approach embeds the voice of the child, young person and parent/carer.
  4. Intervention and support is in place through early help and preventative systems.
  5. A quality standards framework is in place and is part of an on going review process.
  6. Area stakeholders and partners have taken ownership of the integrated assessment process
  7. Bradford children and young people receive better outcomes through improved integrated service delivery.

Joint Commissioning

  1. The joint commissioning SEND strategy 0-25yrs has been co-produced with partners.
  2. Effective partnerships are evident across education, health, care, parenting groups, the third sector, children and young people.
  3. There is a clear relationship between population needs and what is procured for children and young people with SEND.
  4. Governance and approval mechanisms are in place to agree local area strategy and priorities.
  5. The Local Offer provides a comprehensive, transparent and accessible picture of the range of commissioned services.
  6. Joint commissioning is part of an on-going review and improvement cycle

Preparation for Adulthood

  1. The local area works together in relation to Higher Education and/or employment, independent living, participating in society, being healthy as possible in adult life and staying safe.
  2. Advice and the right support are in place for children and Young People to achieve successful, long term outcomes in adult life.
  3. Systems are in place to enable children and young people to make choices from an early age.
  4. Robust systems exist for monitoring destinations, stickability and the tracking of transient post 16 population.
  5. Pathways exist to paid employment including apprenticeships, traineeships and supported internships through sign posting by high quality careers advice and guidance. 
  6. 19-25yrs old with SEND  with or without EHCPs are accessing relevant funding or free access to FE and apprenticeships.
  7. Transition to adult health services and adult social care is timely, appropriate and well planned.
  8. The performance data for children and young people with SEND is tracked against national comparators to inform inspirational achievement and progress pathways.

If you would like to be part of the SEND Transformation & Compliance Workstreams or would like further information, please contact the SEND Transformation and Compliance Team via email: SENDTandC@bradford.gov.uk

 

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