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SEND&AP Change Programme overview

The government published the SEND and AP Improvement Plan. This was following the outcome of the SEND review. The aim of the plan was to create a more inclusive society for children and young people with SEND, and those who use AP.

You can visit the Government website to find out more:

Who is involved in the pilot?

Portsmouth City Council is the lead partner for the SEND&AP Change Programme in the south-east, working with Brighton & Hove, East Sussex and West Sussex

The aim of the programme is to:

  • Improve outcomes for children and young people
  • Build parental confidence in the system
  • Increase financial stability

Has the law changed?

The existing law has not changed. Your rights remain the same throughout the Change Programme.

What this means for families?

We want to fully involve children, young people and families in the Change Programme. We will be testing some different ways of working. We will work with you to gather your feedback and experiences. We will share these with the DfE.

How to provide feedback?

It is important that we learn what is working and what isn’t. To help with this, you may be asked for your feedback.

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What are the proposed reforms?

Local SEND and AP Partnerships

How our strategic groups support and drive positive change in the SEND and AP system.

Local Area Inclusion Plans (LAIPs)

How our strategic plans support the journey to improving the experiences and outcomes of children and young people.

SEND and AP Dashboard

How we use data to judge improvements and suggest areas for development.

EHC Needs Assessments

  • Multi-Agency Panels – to support with consistent decision-making
  • EHCP Template – to improve the quality of plans and the experience of getting one
  • Strengthened Mediation – to support families who often have to go through an appeals process to secure support for their child
  • Advisory Tailored Lists – to support families expressing a preference when naming a school during the EHCP process

Alternative Provision Service and Support Teams

To support children and young people back into school and positive destinations.

Early Language Support for Every Child (ELSEC)

This is only being tested by Portsmouth.

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