We are delighted to announce that Dame Christine Lenehan, following her review, Good Intentions, Good Enough, has been invited to join the newly formed SEND System Leadership Board.
As the review highlighted, when education works closely with health and social care, they commission services which better meet the needs of children and young people, supporting improved outcomes and effective use of resources.
The remit of the board will be to:
- Clarify and communicate the principles which should underpin all SEND commissioning and the good outcomes they are seeking to achieve for children and young people with SEND.
- Encourage improved joint working, commissioning and planning by and between education, health and social care partners.
- Identify where partners can better share data, insight, guidance, good practice and peer support to help encourage improved commissioning and planning, working to alleviate the long-term high needs budget pressures.