Following Stockport’s local area SEND inspection Stockport Council and the Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) have developed a Written Statement of Action (W.S.o.A) to describe how the weaknesses in the inspection report will be addressed.
The below document looks at each section of the WSoA and highlights the improvements children and young people with SEND and their families can expect. Click here to read this document.
Understanding the Written Statement of Action (WSoA).
The Written Statement of Action (WSoA) has now been approved by Ofsted and the Care Quality Commission (CQC).The WSoA is Stockport’s plan of action to address the weaknesses identified in the September 2018 inspection of SEND services and support.
The WSoA is now published on the local offer and you can access it at by clicking here.
- what will happen and when
- who is responsible for carrying it out
- how it will benefit children and young people with SEND and their families
It’s divided into five sections, each focusing on a key weakness:
1.senior leaders driving change to improve outcomes for children and young people with SEND
2.assessing and meeting the social care needs of children and young people with SEND through Education, Health and Care needs assessments and plans
3.involving children, young people and their families in co-producing the services, resources and support they need
4.developing a shared understanding in local leaders of what children and young people with SEND need and their outcomes
5.improving Stockport’s ability to judge how effective it is in improving those outcomes
The Department for Education and NHS England will review and support Stockport’s progress and Ofsted and CQC will come back in roughly eighteen months to judge how much things have improved.
All the changes proposed in the WSoA should be co-produced with children and young people with SEND and their families. A number of parent/carers are already participating and plans are ongoing to involve young people too. But the local area can always do with more families getting involved: if you’d like to be a part of improving things please email us.
The below document looks at each section of the WSoA and highlights the improvements children and young people with SEND and their families can expect. Click here to read the document.
To deliver the improvements identified, a number of workstreams, sub-groups and task and finish groups have been set up:
- The five identified improvement areas have been grouped into three thematic areas and workstreams have been set up for each of these themed areas. These are:
- SEN Support and Education, Health and Care plans
- Co-production, Information and the Local Offer
- Joint Commissioning
- Each of these workstreams report in to the SEND Improvement Board and are chaired by two Senior Leaders each from across the Local Authority, the Clinical Commissioning Group, Stockport NHS Foundation Trust and our Parent / Carer forum (PiPs). The workstreams meet monthly and reports in to the SEND Improvement Board evidencing progress against the Written Statement of Action and any risks or delays in delivery. Membership includes Local Authority and Clinical Commissioning Group staff, representatives from schools such as Headteachers and SENCOs, the voluntary sector including PiPs and most importantly parents and carers.
- The three workstreams also have sub-groups reporting in to them which will focus on specific areas such as the review of the Local Offer or the SEN support process.
- There are also a small number of “Task and Finish” groups in the workstreams that are time limited to get specific work done.