Detailed needs assessments

Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) Needs Assessment 2019

Send blocksA child or young person has special education needs (SEN) ‘if they have a learning difficulty or disability which calls for special educational provision to be made for him or her’. Many children and young people who have SEN may also have a disability.  Nationally, legislation has been put in place to ensure an integrated system for children or young people (aged 0 to 25) with special educational needs or disabilities (SEND).  

This SEND JSNA identifies the needs of the Swindon population in relation to education, health and social care for children and young people with SEND aged 0-25.  It has drawn upon existing data sources (such as the SEND2 Survey, School Census LAIT tool and LA management information) to identify gaps in knowledge and data, to determine a clear picture of need across Swindon, to identify areas of concern, and current services and provision.   This helps us to understand what children and young people with SEND need and plan education, health and social care services and provision in the future to improve outcomes.  Local partners are working together, using this JSNA, to formulate recommendations that will help inform future cost-effective and impactful commissioning priorities and a SEND strategy. 

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