Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) Pathfinder
Last updated: 04/12/2013
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What is the pathfinder programme all about?
The Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) Pathfinder
programme has been established by the Government through the SEND
Green Paper 2011. The intention is to transform approaches to
the statutory SEN assessment and statement framework, combining it
with statutory post-16 Learning Difficulty Assessments as well as
health and social care assessments. Government intends to use
SEND Pathfinders to influence and inform these developments.
The Green Paper proposes to:
- better support life outcomes for children and young people
- give parents confidence by giving them more control
- transfer power to professionals on the front line and to local
Why a Cornwall and Isles of Scilly SEND Pathfinder?
The SEND Green Paper consultation exercise
undertaken in 2011 reaffirmed that many of the answers to the
issues posed in the Green Paper are known and practised
locally. Given close collaboration between our Authorities,
plus the fact that NHS Cornwall and Isles of Scilly is the primary
care trust for both Local Authorities, a unified bid made great
The SEND Pathfinder is a partnership project.
For further information please see the SEND