William Eichler 19 December 2023

Oxfordshire publishes SEND ‘action plan’

Oxfordshire publishes SEND ‘action plan’  image
Image: Drazen Zigic / Shutterstock.com.

Oxfordshire County Council has published an ‘action plan’ for improving care for children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND).

In July 2023, Ofsted and the Care Quality Commission inspected services for children and young people with SEND provided by Oxfordshire’s local area partnership and identified ‘widespread systemic failings’.

Under the new plan, the local area partnership will work to better consider the views of children and young people with SEND and their families.

Effective communications systems across the partnership will be developed and efforts will also be made to improve the timeliness and quality assurance of education, health and care plans.

The local area partnership includes Oxfordshire County Council, NHS Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire and Berkshire West Integrated Care Board and the parent carer forum (PCF), the official body for the voice of parent carers.

Cllr Kate Gregory, Oxfordshire County Council’s cabinet member for SEND Improvement, said: ‘We recognise that we are only at the start of our improvement journey and that it will take time for real change to be felt by families. We are working hard as a partnership to ensure we have the right foundations in place to deliver real and lasting improved outcomes for children, young people and families.

‘Progress has been made but much more is to come. I look forward to continuing to forge strong relationships with partners and with families with SEND children to ensure we do this together. We are all determined to make a real difference.’

The new Centre for Young Lives image

The new Centre for Young Lives

Anne Longfield CBE, the chair of the Commission on Young Lives, discusses the launch of the Centre for Young Lives this month.
SIGN UP
For your free daily news bulletin
Highways jobs

Advanced Skills Worker

Essex County Council
£34024 - £38898 per annum + + 26 Days Leave & Local Gov Pension
Advanced Skills WorkerPermanent, Full Time£34,024.10 to £38,898.20 per annum (includes allowance)Location
Recuriter: Essex County Council

Part Time Residential Worker

Essex County Council
£26834 - £34244 per annum + pro rata
Part Time Residential WorkerPermanent, Part Time£26,834.50 up to £34,244.10 per annum, pro rata (includes allowance)Location
Recuriter: Essex County Council

Residential Worker

Essex County Council
£25858 - £32998 per annum + + 26 Days Leave & Local Gov Pension
Residential WorkerPermanent, Full Time£26,834.50 up to £34,244.10 per annum (includes allowance)Location
Recuriter: Essex County Council

Supervisor (Relief) - Christian Head Residential Care Home WMF1081e

Westmorland and Furness Council
£35,745 - £36,648
We are looking for kind, compassionate candidates interested in the opportunity to make a real difference Cumbria
Recuriter: Westmorland and Furness Council

Governance Support Officer

City of York Council
Grade 6 Level 1- 4 (£26,224 to £28,725 per annum) reduced pro rata
Are you super-organised and looking for a part-time, flexible role, working term time only with a mix of office and home working? York, North Yorkshire
Recuriter: City of York Council
Linkedin Banner

Partner Content

Circular highways is a necessity not an aspiration – and it’s within our grasp

Shell is helping power the journey towards a circular paving industry with Shell Bitumen LT R, a new product for roads that uses plastics destined for landfill as part of the additives to make the bitumen.

Support from Effective Energy Group for Local Authorities to Deliver £430m Sustainable Warmth Funded Energy Efficiency Projects

Effective Energy Group is now offering its support to the 40 Local Authorities who have received a share of the £430m to deliver their projects on the ground by surveying properties and installing measures.

Pay.UK – the next step in Bacs’ evolution

Dougie Belmore explains how one of the main interfaces between you and Bacs is about to change.