Our Aims

We know that children and young people with SEND, and their families need additional support, and a strong local partnership is essential to achieve our shared ambition.

Our aim is to:

  • raise aspirations
  • improve outcomes and opportunities
  • have high quality, accessible, local services
  • support a successful transition into adulthood, enabling independence and resilience
  • ensure children's wishes, dreams and aspirations are at the heart of decision making
  • have an easy to navigate, open and transparent SEND system
  • make a real and measurable impact on the lives of children and young people with SEND and their families

We want Southend to be a place where all children and young people with SEND and their families:

  1. feel welcomed, are listened to and are equal, respected and valued partners in decision-making
  2. have high aspirations, choice and control over their future and can make a positive contribution to the wider community
  3. are communicated with sensitively and compassionately
  4. feel safe, and are supported by skilled education, health and care practitioners who understand individuals needs and how these can be best met
  5. have access to consistent high-quality childcare, health care, education and training opportunities and employment.
  6. benefit from evidence-based practice
  7. benefit from a system where practitioners support children and young people to be the best version of themselves and have inclusive and equal access to services and opportunities alongside their peers
  8. can access services that are responsive and preventative
  9. receive support that is personal and encourages self-help and resilience to enable individuals to become the best version of themselves
  10. are supported and encouraged to provide feedback which helps the SEND Partnership to continually improves