SEND Reforms Updates
The services that Bromley Council provide for people with Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities (SEND) and their families are currently undergoing a wide reaching reform programme.
We are working with providers and stakeholders to understand where the gaps in our provision are and what changes they would like to see.
These reforms will include changes to how you can apply for certain benefits, some of the services provided and the information available online.
SEND Reform Programme Newsletter
For the duration of the reform programme we will be publishing a bi-monthly newsletter to keep you updated with our progress. Click the links below to download the newsletter as a PDF.
SEND Reform: SEND4Change review
During 2017, Bromley Council have asked Send4change [external website], a group of consultants, to work with them to review the SEND arrangements across Bromley.
The consultants have met with a range of partners, young people and parent/carers to get their views of Bromley.
There are also a set of focus groups that are currently running, covering four key themes:
- Engagement and participation
- High needs funding
- SEN support offer (children and young people without EHC Plans)
- Specialist placement
The first sessions have now taken place and a report of their work will be available below.
Further updates will be provided as the project evolves.
SEND Service Briefing - October 2017
The review is continuing to work with a broad range of people across the local area, including parent/carers, young people, providers, partners and colleagues from Bromley Council and Bromley Clinical Commissioning Group.
The focus groups have gathered pace and the final groups are due to take place early November.
The discussions have focused on the issues across four main themes: engagement, high needs funding, specialist provision and SEN support.
We are expecting a further progress report from send4change shortly which can be shared with you, however in the meantime the emerging themes ‘Bromley top 10’ which require addressing urgently are provided below.
A clear action plan focusing on the short, medium and long term will be developed and shared, which will align to the development work we are doing as a SEND service.
The other area the consultants are reviewing is Social Emotional and Mental Health, which was a key area of weakness in the pre-inspection review carried out in July this year.