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Dudley's SEND Improvement Board work to translate national and local agendas to inform the strategic direction of services for children and young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) aged 0-25, and their families.

Dudley is an inclusive borough where children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities thrive, are empowered to realise their aspirations and achieve their full potential through quality support and provision where everyone aims for excellence

What do the SEND Improvement Board do?

  • Develop outcome focused work streams
  • Monitor delivery and quality of provision
  • Ensure that the voice of the child, family and wider stakeholders are embraced within the design and delivery of service and plans
  • Facilitate and strengthen partnership working
  • Ensure the effective transition of young people from Children's to Adult Services
  • Carry out Strategic Risk Monitoring, and make recommendations to other agencies where appropriate
  • Gap identification

Our values

The Core Values that underpin our approach to educational and social inclusion are: 

  • Valuing all children and young people as unique
  • Valuing and celebrating diversity and equality
  • Valuing the voice and participation of children and young people
  • Safeguarding all children and young people
  • Raising aspirations and achievement
  • Building strong local learning and accessible communities
  • Promoting independence 

Members

  • Dudley Council People Directorate
  • Primary, secondary and special schools  
  • Colleges
  • Black Country Partnership Foundation Trust 
  • Dudley Clinical Commissioning Group 
  • Parent Carers Forum