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Have your say on services for children with SEND in Knowsley

by Sandra Issar

Knowsley is developing a new plan for children and young people with special educational needs or disabilities and families, professionals and children and young people are all being asked to have their say.

Families of children with SEND, and those who work with children with SEND, are invited to complete an online survey which has been co-produced with Knowsley Parent Carers Voice (KPCV).

There’s also a child-friendly version of the survey which has been developed with KPCV for children and young people with SEND to share their views.

Responses to both consultations will help the council and its partners, including the CCG, health and early years providers, schools, colleges and short breaks providers and the third sector, shape the plan for the borough.

The current SEND Strategy, published in 2018, set out to transform SEND services across the borough and the consultation aims to capture views on what has worked well and where there is room for improvement, also, importantly, how services need to develop to continue to meet the needs of children and young people with SEND and their families.

Cllr Margaret Harvey, Cabinet Member for Children’s Services, said:

“Your views and experiences are important to us and will help us to shape how we and our partners develop the plan for SEND service across the borough.

 

“In response to feedback from families we have worked hard to ensure families with children with SEND are more involved in decisions which affect their children, strengthened early support and provided support to meet the educational needs of children while also improving the quality of Education, Health and Care Plans with greater family involvement.

 

“We are now asking families, those who work with children with SEND and children and young people themselves to complete a short survey to share their views on the SEND services we need in the future.”

The short survey for families and professionals to is available to complete online.

Children and young people with SEND can complete a child-friendly version of the survey.

The closing date is 5pm on Friday 18 February 2022.

For further information or if you have any queries, please email SENDadmin@knowsley.gov.uk