ES Cluster: Introduction Presentation


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This presentation starts each of the Cluster Groups in the Midlands. It is updated so that it is current for each session.

You will note that it does not have an introductions slide. In the West Midlands this was requested.

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  • This indicative timeline is based on the learning from the pathfinder areas which strategic leaders and their teams may find helpful in thinking through the culture and organisational change required by the SEN reforms:National timeline:• We are consulting on the code of practice until 9 December. The Children and Families Bill is expected to receive Royal Assent in early 2014. We expect to publish the SEN regulations, statutory guidance and transitional arrangements in April 2014. • September 2014 the new 0 to 25 SEN system in place.• The legislation comes into force in September 2014. • From September 2014 children and young people with existing statements and LDAs will transfer to the new system.• From now information and support is available from: Pathfinder Champions; Council for Disabled Children (CDC); and funded delivery partnerships (e.g. Achievement for All 3As, Preparing for Adulthood, and nasen).Local strategic planning timeline:• From now to March 2014 Convening key players and raising local awareness. Lead for SEN reform in post• From January 2014 to August 2014 Planning service delivery and preparing for implementation - local transition plan published in June 2014 (subject to national consultation).• September 2014 New 0 to 25 SEN system in place.• September 2014 Local offer published (subject to national consultation)• EHC plans for new entrants• Personal budgets available• September2016 - legislation relating to Learning Difficulty Assessments will be repealed (subject to national consultation)• September 2017 - legislation relating to statements will be repealed (subject to national consultation) Local service delivery timeline:From now until September 2014 (when the new SEN system becomes available) local areas will be undertaking the following work, fully involving parents and young people: • Developing plans for joint commissioning.• Developing the local offer.• Developing processes for assessment, planning and EHC plans.• Identifying services which could be provided through personal budgets.• Planning provision of local information, advice and support (with users).• Reviewing and developing local mediation and disagreement resolution arrangements.• Engage local partners, including new partners such as further education and training providers.From September 2014 onwards:• Joint commissioning underway locally – needs assessment, planning, market development, collaboration with families.• Regular review of local offer, and awareness raising of local offer.• Annual reviews of EHC plans. Children and young people with statements/LDA will transfer to the new system (subject to national consultation).• Review service budgets to offer increased personal budgets.• Regular review of information, advice and support available to families.
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  • ES Cluster: Introduction Presentation

    1. 1. East and West Midlands Early Support Cluster Group
    2. 2. Agenda Time 10:00 Session Coffee and register 10:30 11:00 Updates, Early Support Offer and Quiz Local Offer: Solihull 12:00 12:45 1:15 2:00 2:10 Lunch and networking Local Offer : Early Support Activity with feedback Fill in your evaluation Chance for 1 -1 discussion Who
    3. 3. Government’s vision • Children’s SEN are picked up early and support is routinely put in place quickly • Staff have the knowledge, understanding and skills to provide the right support for children and young people who have SEN or are disabled • Parents know what they can reasonably expect their local school, college, LA & local services to provide, without having to fight for it • Aspirations for children and young people are raised through an increased focus on life outcomes, including employment • For more complex needs, an integrated assessment and a single Education, Health and Care Plan are in place from birth to 25 • There is greater control for parents and young people over the services they and their family use.
    4. 4. Key aspects of the SEND reforms • A single streamlined process from 0-25, including an increased focus on preparing for adulthood and new statutory protections for 16 to 25s in FE • Single Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP) replacing the statement • Local authorities to publish a clear, transparent local offer of services • Option of a personal budget for families and young people with an EHCP • New requirement for local authorities, health and care services to commission services jointly - including a statutory duty on health (CCGs) to fulfil provision agreed in the EHCP • Local authorities need to work in partnership with parents and young people including involving them in decision making and taking their views into account
    5. 5. Structure change, easy – Culture change, hard! ‘Achieving our ambitions for disabled children and young people and those with special educational needs and their families will mean changes in the law. We have made clear that we intend to introduce a Children and Families Bill during the second session of this Parliament to achieve that. But it will also depend on changes in the ways that education, health and social care professionals work with children, young people and families and in the ways they work with each other.’
    6. 6. The need for cultural change Successful implementation of the SEND reforms and the new COP is likely to require new ways of working and changes to the existing culture of SEND service provision. Achieving our ambitions for disabled children and young people and those with special educational needs and their families will … depend on changes in the ways that education, health and social care professionals work with children, young people and families and in the ways they work with each other. (Support and Aspiration – progress and next steps (May, 2012) “The leaders of early years settings, schools and colleges are responsible for establishing and maintaining a culture of high expectations: a culture that expects those working directly with children and young people with SEN to include them in all the opportunities available to other children and young people; to facilitate their participation; and to ensure that they achieve well” Draft Special Educational Needs (SEN Code of Practice: for 0 to 25 years – October 2013)
    7. 7. Early Support and culture change • Early Support provides a framework for action for the implementation of the SEND provisions of the Children and Families Bill • Based on 10 principles, it provides a framework for cultural change and practical tools to enable this Early Support has "demonstrated the impact that well coordinated family focused services can have” and it “is helping to ensure that the legislative framework translates into real change for families” Edward Timpson, Minister for Children & Families, 2013
    8. 8. Early Support: The national picture Solution focus Tools to support
    9. 9. SEND reforms: Key activity since the summer Up to date information about latest news is on the NCB, CDC, InPrinciple and NASEN websites We will be holding clusters groups to discuss broader implications of the bill and content will be focussed on your interest areas.
    10. 10. Latest news • 8th January The Children and Young People’s Health Outcomes Framework is available here • 16th January NEWSFLASH: SEND Pathfinder Champion Specification 2014-2015 • 20th January I received the booklet from In Control: A briefing called Personal Budgets and the School Day. • Guidelines for commissioners and local authorities on how to put the UK Vision Strategy into action for children, young people and their families have been launched today. To read the guidance go to:
    11. 11. Updates continued SQW has today (27th January 2014) published two thematic reports covering key working and workforce development; and the Education, Health and care planning pathway for new entrants to the SEN system. Please find a link to each report at the links below • Key working and workforce development • The Education, Health and care planning pathway for new entrants to the SEN system 20th January: Extension of the Pilot to September 2015 Independent Supporters _ Announcements will be made in March for tenders in April.
    12. 12. The Early Support Local Offer Early Support, Training & Support: • • • Key Working Training Parent Carer Workshops Rapid Strategy Workshops Early Support offer of 1 – 1 support to authorities: See the hand out and talk to me at the end if you are interested