One of the findings of the SEND Inspection in March 2019 was that leaders do not have a deep understanding of the needs of children and young people in the local area. In order to improve this, we have produced an assessment known as the joint strategic needs assessment - available to view here: https://www.cumbriaobservatory.org.uk/jsna/send/
We would like to develop and improve the SEND Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA) by talking to parents and carers, practitioners, partners and stakeholders to help us develop a deeper understanding in particular areas, the first being the emotional wellbeing and mental health of children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities
At a future engagement event (to take place before July 2020 - the dates will be confirmed on the Local Offer and in the SEND Newsletter (sign up here for the newsletter) we would like to discuss and consider the following:
- What does the current JSNA tell us about needs?
- What else do we need to find out?
- What information is needed in order for us to better understand the needs of children and young people (in particular relating to their emotional wellbeing and mental health)
- Consider existing surveys (staff, parent/carers)
- What can you add to this from your experience?
Further information about the engagement event will be made available in the near future. In the meantime, if you have any questions or queries please email: SENDJSNA@cumbria.gov.uk