Special needs and disability strategy to be updated

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CAMBS County Council is updating its strategy for children and young people with special educational needs and/or a disability.

The Cambridgeshire Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) Strategy is being updated to reflect the many changes and recommendations made at national level.

The Strategy describes to parents the ways the County Council, together with partners, will develop provision so that children who are identified as having special educational needs and / or a disability will have the best opportunity to achieve their full potential.

The draft SEND Strategy has been developed by colleagues across the County Council in conjunction with other partners. The Strategy will influence work across the Council and beyond.

Members of the public are therefore invited to complete the online consultation, as an opportunity to influence the future of SEND services for children and young people in Cambridgeshire.

Officers will be consulting on the Strategy until 31 January 2012 using a variety of methods including an online questionnaire, special events and meetings.

The draft Strategy is available at the link below. Anyone who works with young people with special needs and / or a disability or has a child with special needs or a disability, is asked to complete the questionnaire (link below) to shape the Council’s SEND Strategy for 2012-2016.

http://tinyurl.com/SENcambs

Further queries about the Strategy or the consultation process can be directed to sen.consultation@cambridgeshire.gov.uk