SEND Events Consultation Feedback

SEND 0 to 25 – Knowing where we are, moving forward together 

In the final weeks of 2016 different people with an interest in special educational needs shared views about special educational needs and/or disability in Cornwall. At face to face meetings, using on line surveys and in groups, young people, family members, and professionals from education, health and social care considered facts and findings about SEND.  This included Cornwall’s Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA) data such as the numbers of children identified with SEN, and how well information about individuals with SEND is shared and used. Statements about how well different aspects of SEND are working in Cornwall had been drawn together from feedback given earlier in the year eg Two Years On Survey, Aiming Higher Conference.

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In the surveys and in person people fed back how well they felt the statements reflected their own experience, some bespoke activities were arranged for young people.   Many individuals also took up the opportunity to share very helpful individual comments. More than 200 people took part in some way. Family members and education practitioners were the largest groups of respondents, about a third each.

Responses demonstrated that many people with different roles are committed to SEND and care passionately about improvements for children and young people. The rich range of information and views shared is now being used to inform what is happening next in Cornwall for SEND, for example informing the focus on Preparing for Adulthood developments and the adjustments to Cornwall’s Local Offer website.  Information will be used as strategic priorities are adjusted in 2017 as part of our shared 'Assess - Plan - Do - Review' cycle.

The consultation exercise has identified our top priorities as:

  • Early years High Needs
  • Post 16 High Needs
  • SEN Support
  • Preparing for Adulthood
  • Autism
  • Joint Commissioning
  • Local Offer and Communications

To see summaries of feedback as graphs and charts about aspects of SEND that are of interest to you eg views of young people about school, SEN support please see the documents below.

It is planned that this activity will be repeated again in 18 months time so that we can together assess improvements to aspects of SEND.

If you have any difficulty accessing the survey information or have other feedback you wish to share please contact SENreform@cornwall.gov.uk.