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Blackpool SEND strategy 2022 to 2025

Welcome to the Blackpool Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) Strategy which sets out our key priorities and actions to help children and young people with SEND between the ages of 0 to 25 years and their families, live happy, healthy lives in Blackpool.

This strategy is the result of our SEND Partnership Board working together and listening to the views and experiences of parents/carers, children and young people, and professionals across education, health and social care.

We consulted on the strategy from the 4 April 2022 until the 22 May 22 and undertook a number of focus groups with parents/carers and children/young people. As a result of this activity the strategy has been updated to include:

  • Support in early years
  • Transitions between services
  • Greater clarity on what we will do
  • Our commitment to ensuring that co-production, communication and engagement with parents/carers, children and young people is central to all changes/improvements in SEND services

The consultation provided recommendations from parents/carers, children and young people on changes/improvements to services and support currently available in Blackpool. Professionals working directly to deliver SEND services also suggested actions that need to be taken to enable the delivery of this strategy. 

We would like to express our thanks for this feedback and will ensure that it is considered in the development of the SEND partnership’s improvement plan that will drive the achievement of this strategy.

Blackpool SEND Strategy 2022 to 2025 [PDF 2.32MB]