↵Here you will find all of our current and previous documents on our policies and procedures. Also, you can find information on our previous SEND Inspection and our learnings from it.
At Achieving for Children, Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead. We believe in:
Current Key Documents
The RBWM SEND Strategy 2017 - 2020 contains a number of commitments around children and young people with SEND.
The three principles within the strategy are:
Principle One - Put children and young people at the centre of all decisions about them, promoting and enabling independence and autonomy through to adulthood. Empower parents and carers to co-produce their child / young persons plan / support, alongside other who are also working with and supporting the family.
Principle Two - Ensure inclusion and participation in all aspects of family, school and community life in a local and inclusive setting, making the best possible use of available resources.
Principle Three - Secure the right support at the right time for families by working in partnership with schools, health, social care and other key partners.
In particular, Principle 2 is a commitment to the best use of resources. Therefore our capital development monies will be utilised alongside a wide range of developments within the SEND area.
This will include developing new provision, review of existing mainstream and more specialist provision such as resource places. The Capital Development Plan will be published in due course, following completion of workstreams two and four within our SEND Written Statement of Action (see last page of reporting structure).
SEND Area Inspection July 2017
A selection of key achievements to date are outlined below:
Our first annual Inclusion Summit was held on 19 April 2018 attended by around 180 participants from all sectors and stakeholder interest groups. These included parents, schools, community services and health. Our next Inclusion Summit is planned for September 2019 and a fully functioning planning group is in place.
The Inclusion Charter was officially launched in September 2018. We have been busy continuously promoting the Charter throughout all Local services in the RoyalBorough via our communication strategy. Full Council have adopted the Inclusion Charter which sets out what children, young people and their families can expect when accessing services.
The Local Offer has developed into a resourceful hub. It features a new “What’s On?” section to keep the local community informed and includes updated documentation across all of our key areas. It is easier to navigate and accessibility has improved. We continue to showcase the Local Offer to all local services within the Borough.
The SEND Guidance Booklet , co-produced with parent groups, schools and health, clearly lays out what is expected and when during the EHCP cycle. There were over 250 downloads of this booklet within the first week of publication
In partnership with the CCG and two other Local Authorities in East Berkshire, a rolling programme of multi agency audits has been established. The audits provide constructive feedback and shared learning. As a result of the audits a Berkshire wide coproduced training event in scheduled for early 2019.