Decision details

Local Area Special Educational Needs & Disabilities Strategy

Decision Maker: Executive Member for Children & Families

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


To approve public consultation on the Local Area SEND Strategy


To approve formal public consultation on the Local Area Strategy for Special Educational Needs and Disabilities 2022-2025.

Reasons for the decision:

There are a number of strategies and plans in place covering the county of North Yorkshire, which are specifically related to, or include intentions, actions and reference to, children and young people with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND). The most recent specific Council plan is the Strategic Plan for SEND Education Provision 2018-23 which was updated in May 2020 and which focuses on education provision.

Despite these strategies, there is a need to develop a new Local Area strategy for SEND that covers education, health and social care for children and young people aged 0-25.

The proposed North Yorkshire SEND strategy is intended as a shared strategy across education, health and social care and therefore across North Yorkshire County Council and health bodies.

Alternative options considered:


Publication date: 06/10/2021

Date of decision: 06/10/2021

Effective from: 14/10/2021