SEND Policies and Strategies

Current policies and strategies that underpin the decisions we make on what is provided for children and young people between 0 and 25 years old with special educational needs and or disabilities(SEND) and their families

What we must do

The Local Offer has to cover education, health and social care services for people from birth to 25 years old that have special educational needs and, or disabilities (SEND). We have to tell you what's available, who it’s for and how to use it.

The Local Offer has to be available online. We also have to provide printed information for people without their own internet connection. We explain how they can access the information on the site.

We have to give people helpful information about relevant topics and services. Not just a list of what’s out there. We make sure that all the information on our Local Offer is correct and up to date.

We have to use feedback from the people the Local Offer is for (that’s you) to help us improve it. We also have to publish the feedback we get and tell you what we've done about it.

Easy Read Policies and Strategies

Our SEND strategy (2017-2020) easy read

Our SEND strategy on a page

Watch this short clip about Our Children's Trust Plan for Children, Young People & their Families

The Care Act 2014 (easy read)

Equalities Act 2010 (easy read)

Latest SEND Newsletter

Pan-Dorset's Sustainability and Transformation Plan on a Page

About Dorset's CCG 


Current Policies and Strategies

Our SEND strategy 2017-2020

The SEND Code of Practice January 2015 - details the legislative framework that sits behind what be provide for our SEND children and young people


Our High Needs Report Jan 2018   

CCG's Emotional Well-being and Mental Health Strategy for Children and Young People across Bournemouth, Dorset and Poole 2016-2020

Pan-Dorset's Sustainability and Transformation Plan (STP)


Children & Families Act 2014

Pan-Dorset Multi-Agency Safeguarding Protocol and Procedures

Early Help Strategy

Joint Strategic Operational Group (JCOG) across Bournemouth, Poole and Dorset

Special Educational Needs and Disability Strategy 2016 - Equality Impact Needs Assessment

Our SEND data Oct 17