We are responsible by law for reviewing how special education is provided in North Yorkshire, and for making sure there are enough places in education for children and young people with SEND. We work closely with parents, carers, young people, local groups, education providers and professionals so we can meet this responsibility in the best possible way.
Through the summer and autumn months we have heard from parents, carers and professionals about their views on how special education is provided. This is helping us to shape future services and to form an overarching strategic plan for how we will provide educational support for young people with SEND in North Yorkshire in the future.
We developed some draft proposals following feedback from across the county. We have collected feedback from parents, carers and professionals on these draft proposals and this will help shape the strategic plan. You can read the draft proposals at the following link https://www.northyorks.gov.uk/send-specialist-support-and-provision
Update on Strategic Plan
Feedback from this informal engagement shows that we need to develop more detail in specific areas and we want to take the opportunity to shape our proposals in line with this feedback. As a result, we are doing more work on the proposals, and we are now expecting to share a final draft of the strategic plan for SEND provision during April and May 2018 as part of a formal consultation process. We will publish further information about the consultation and your opportunities to feedback on the final draft in due course. The final plan will now be published in September 2018.
The consultation is now live for the small scale capital plan which must be published in March 2018 as required by the Government in order for the County Council to receive capital funding to increase places and improve facilities for children and young people with Education, Health and Care Plans. This plan will have links to the overall strategic plan priorities.
You can read the proposals and provide feedback at the following link: https://www.northyorks.gov.uk/special-provision-capital-funding