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Cabinet Decision: 18th October 2018
Title of Item/Report
Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) Joint Commissioning Strategy
Record of the Decision
Consideration was given to a report on Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) Joint Commissioning Strategy.

The SEND Joint Commissioning Group had developed this 3 year shared strategy, involving partners from Children's Services, Adult Social Care, Public Health, Schools and Hartlepool & Stockton on Tees Clinical Commissioning Group. Parents, carers, children and young people had been integral to developing priorities for action. It had been informed by the SEND Joint Strategic Needs Assessment and was in line with the requirements of the SEND Code of Practice: 0 to 25 years.

The SEND Joint Commissioning Group and this Strategy formed one work strand as part of a wider SEND vision and statement. The Strategy had been approved by the Health and Wellbeing Board and by the CCG's Executive. It was brought to Cabinet for endorsement by the Council as a key partner. The overarching Stockton Local Area SEND Vision and statement 2017-2020 would be brought to Cabinet at a future meeting.

RESOLVED that:-

1. The SEND Joint Commissioning Strategy be endorsed for approval.

2. The SEND Local Area Vision Statement be received at a future meeting.
Reasons for the Decision
1. To ensure the Local Area; fulfils its duties under the Children and Families Act 2014.

2. To ensure the Local Area; fulfils its duties under the SEND Code of Practice 2014 (amended 2015)

3. To clearly set out the Local Area's joint commissioning intentions for SEND children and young people.
Alternative Options Considered and Rejected
None.
Declared (Cabinet Member) Conflicts of Interest
None.
Details of any Dispensations
N/A
Date and Time by which Call In must be executed
Midnight, 26 October 2018
Attachment

Date of Publication: 22 October 2018


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