Issue details

SEND and Inclusion Strategy 2019-2024

West Sussex County Council has been developing a new Strategy to support the inclusion of all children and young people, particularly those with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND). This Strategy builds on the County Council’s current SEND Strategy for 2016-2019 and the outcomes of the 2018 Ofsted/CQC SEND Local Area Inspection.


The new SEND and Inclusion Strategy for West Sussex 2019-2024 has been co-produced with key stakeholders including education representatives, parents and carers.  The draft Strategy has been the subject of public consultation to seek feedback on the proposed vision, priorities and activities by which the Council will shape its work and decisions in relation to SEND over the next five years, and to inform the development of the new Strategy.


The Cabinet Member for Education and Skills will be asked to consider the outcome of the consultation and approve the Strategy and Implementation Plan for publication.

Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Affects more than 1 division;

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Notice of proposed decision first published: 11/07/2019

Decision due: December 2019 by Cabinet Member for Education and Skills

Lead member: Councillor Nigel Jupp

Contact: Helen Johns, Head of Inclusion Email: Tel: 07715 616560.

Consultation process

Representations concerning this proposed decision can be made to the Cabinet Member, via the officer contact, by the beginning of the month in which the decision is due to be taken


Early Years Providers


Further Education Colleges

Parents and Carers

Health representatives

Social care representatives

Cabinet Member for Children and Young People

Children and Young People’s Services Select Committee – 11 September 2019

Democratic Services Contact: Monique Smart - Tel: 033 022 22540

Background3: Best Start in Life


Background papers

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