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NEW: Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) Consultation

We would like you to help shape the services provided to children and young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND).

The Council is running a consultation from 20th June until 12th September 2019 on services for children and young people with SEND needs, to help inform the future development of the service and we would like to hear your views.

In February 2018, Cheshire West and Chester Council commissioned a review of its high needs provision.  This involved identifying the key issues and challenges facing the local area’s SEND system and highlighting areas for development.

Following on from this review, a co-production process was carried out with young people, parents, schools, providers and officers to identify solutions and actions in response to the areas of development identified from the review. 

The outcome of the co-production phase is 10 options for the development of the service that are currently under consideration.

We would really value your views on the proposed options under consideration to help shape the services provided to children, young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities. 


Ways to get involved:

  • You can complete our online survey

You can register to attend one of our stakeholder events here

  • Monday 8th July at Winsford Lifestyle Centre, 2pm – 4pm

  • Tuesday 9th July at County Officer’s Sports Club, Upton, 10am – 12pm

  • Monday 15th July at Ellesmere Port Civic Hall, 6:30pm – 8:30pm

You can find out more information about the consultation and other ways to take part by visiting

You can also complete a paper copy of the survey available from your local library, Children’s Centre or Council Office or by contacting the Information, Advice and Support Service on 0300 123 7001.

Analysis of the results from these surveys and face to face events will enable us to give full consideration to the way future services and support offered to children and young people with SEND, meets their needs, whilst ensuring that services as a whole remain sustainable in the future. 

The results from the consultation will be made available on the Council’s Website in December 2019.  Any future provision agreed will be implemented from September 2020 allowing us time to ensure any changes are well managed.


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