SEND strategy and frameworks

High-level documents covering SEND services, strategy and frameworks in Essex.

High-level documents covering SEND services in Essex.

SEND code of practice

Outlines the duties of local authorities, health bodies, schools and colleges to provide care for children and young people with SEND.

To find out more visit SEND code of practice: 0 to 25 years on the GOV.UK website.

Essex SEND strategy

Sets out our ambition for an inclusive, equitable and ambitious SEND system.

To find out more download our My Life, My Rights Essex Local Area SEND Strategy 2022-2027 document (PDF, 4.25MB).

Essex Schools Accessibility Strategy

All local authorities must publish an accessibility strategy for all the schools we’re responsible for.

To find out more visit Essex Schools Accessibility Strategy 2023 to 2027 on the Essex SEND Local Offer website.

SEND improvement work

We've been working with families, professionals and partners to improve services and support for children and young people with SEND.

For the outputs of this work use our SEND Improvement work in Essex online guide.

SEND EHCP quality assurance

To find out about the quality assurance of SEND plans and processes in Essex download our Quality Assurance Framework document (Word, 1.21MB)​.

EHCNA decision-making in Essex

To find out about decision-making frameworks for delegated powers for SEND and additional resources download our Scheme of delegation in respect of decisions relating to EHC needs assessments and plans document (Word, 100KB).

To find out about decision-making frameworks for EHC needs assessments, plans and annual reviews download our Terms of reference for SEND statutory panels document (Word, 348KB).​

SEND strategy leads

If you have any ideas, feedback or questions about the SEND strategy or the documents within this section, contact our SEND strategy leads.

Ask for accessible documents

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