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Special Needs Strategy Consultation

Dear Parents/Carers,


Please find below information related to the Special Needs Strategy Consultation.

The Local Authority are holding a ‘Consultation Roadshow’ which will take place on the following dates;


Monday 4th June – 11-12am – Alder Hey (Wooden building opposite A&E) – Parents/Practitioners.

Tuesday 5th June – 3.30pm Toxteth Annexe – Parents/Practitioners.

Thursday 7th June 5.30-6.30pm MYA – Young People.

Thursday 7th June – 3.30pm – Salvation Army Cavendish Drive – Parents/Practitioners.

Wednesday 13th June – 6.30pm – Bridge Chapel – Parents/Carers.

Thursday 14th June – 3.30pm – Bridge Chapel – Parents/Practitioners.

Tuesday 12th June 6.30pm – Oakmere Conference Centre.


If you wish to attend any of these sessions, please inform school tomorrow (Friday 25th May), and we will reserve your place with the organisers accordingly.




Liverpool is about to launch a new strategy which will shape the way services are delivered to 0 to 25-year-olds with SEND, from now until 2022.


This strategy aims to ensure all agencies work in partnership to provide high quality services, build on existing good practice and make improvements where needed. The priorities we are setting out

We’ve looked at the current concerns, listened to your views and set out the following priorities in our draft strategy which are designed to bring about more inclusive, effective and joined up SEND provision in the city.

  • Identify additional needs at the earliest opportunity.
  • Strengthen co-production arrangements so parents and carers work closely with senior leaders on the SEND agenda.
  • Improve pupil attendance at Liverpool’s special schools and reduce mainstream school exclusions.
  • Improve inclusive practice so that children and young people with SEND get the right support at the right time within mainstream provision, wherever possible.
  • Improve transition planning across the key stages of the lives of children and young people, particularly when they are transitioning into adulthood.
  • Develop the health offer so that children and young people with medical conditions are diagnosed as soon as possible and receive help and support that improves the quality of their lives.


We want to hear from you . . .

You – parents, carers, children and young people – have an invaluable part to play in how we shape SEND services over the next four years.  We want to hear what you think about the draft strategy and its key priorities.

You can read the full draft strategy document and highlights from it at where you’ll also find the consultation questionnaire which you can complete online.

With your feedback we can achieve the best possible outcomes together.

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