Consultancy

We help Local Authorities, schools, settings, colleges and voluntary sector organisations to innovate, create and improve SEN services which deliver better futures for children and young people with disabilities. We are able to offer organisations a variety of flexible options which will help in delivering the requirements of the SEND Code of Practice. We have a proven track record in the following areas and we can help you by:


  • Evaluating and reviewing the quality of SEND services and undertaking wholesale reviews of LA arrangements for SEND

  • Undertaking reviews of the sufficiency of specialist provision

  • Introducing new approaches and quality assurance procedures aimed at developing high quality Education, Health and Care (EHC) plans within required timescales

  • Preparing for SEN and Disability tribunals

  • Improving collaboration with families and embedding and maintaining a person-centred approach to assessment and planning for all young people

  • Reviewing  and enhancing the Local Offer to ensure continuous improvement

  • Developing high quality education provision locally through collaborative partnership work

  • Supporting and developing SENCos, head teachers and Local Authority employees to develop a robust SEN support offer

  • Introducing arrangements to reduce permanent exclusions through the development of effective partnership working for young people with social, emotional and mental health needs

  • Engaging with Clinical Commissioning Groups and NHS providers to scope and develop joint commissioning arrangements and strategies

  • ​Embedding joint commissioning of SEND provision across Health, Education and Social Care

  • Supporting with the integration of outcomes based Education, Health and Care services and streamlining the assessment and planning pathways 

  • Developing new approaches to meet the outcomes of an EHC Plan through a Personal Budget

  • Providing personalised digital planning tools (TIMECHECK)

  • Reviewing high needs funding arrangements and increasing delegation to schools

  • Investigating complaints.


Following the introduction of joint inspections of local areas by Ofsted and the Care Quality Commission, SEND4Change can help prepare local areas by drawing on our knowledge and expertise and providing access to our uniquely developed framework, which will help to establish:


  • The effectiveness by which the local area identifies and meets the needs of children and young people with SEND

  • How well stakeholders work in partnership to embed the SEND reforms

  • How needs are met and whether better outcomes are being achieved.