LBB SEND Strategic Vision and Priorities 2018-19
Over the past year Bromley Parent Voice have been working with the London Borough of Bromley, Bromley Clinical Commissioning Group (Bromley CCG) and wider stakeholders on a review of SEND services and existing provision for children and young people who have social, emotional or mental health (SEMH) needs.
The reviews were facilitated by an external organisation, SEND4Change who engaged with Bromley’s parents and carers through focus groups and the BPV annual conference.
Parent representatives from Bromley Parent Voice attended a number of meetings with officers from the Local authority and BCCG, representatives from education settings and the voluntary sector.
Representatives from Bromley Parent Voice have also contributed the Self Evaluation (SEF) of SEND provision and arrangements.
This work has led to the development of the SEND Strategic Vision and Priorities 2018-19, ‘Our Journey to Excellence’ delivering better outcomes for children and young people who have Special Educational Needs and/or disabilities.
The five key priority areas are:
- Good SEN support arrangements are in place in all Bromley mainstream education settings, so that children and young people with SEND are able to learn successfully in their local community.
- Outcomes for young people who have SEMH needs are improved.
- A suitable range of local specialist provision is available to meet the needs of children and young people with more complex needs.
- Children, young people and families are actively engaged in planning, commissioning and evaluating the services that they need.
- Bromley local authority and CCG deliver high quality services to all its families and stakeholders, which are equitable, clear and transparent.
BPV will continue to work with partners to ensure that parent carers are actively engaged in planning, commissioning and evaluating the services that they need.