SEND and Inclusion Strategy Consultation

Closes 21 Dec 2018

Opened 12 Nov 2018


It is time to update the Warwickshire County Council Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) & Inclusion Strategy so that it reflects current challenges.

An overarching vision for education in Warwickshire has recently been set out in the Education Strategy, approved by the Council. The SEND & Inclusion Strategy will have one uniting and overarching purpose: to improve educational outcomes, and thus the life chances, of learners with SEND in Warwickshire. 

The aim of this strategy is to turn high aspirations for our learners with SEND into a reality. All children and young people grow up to become adults and need to be equipped to live in a diverse and challenging society. Whatever their ability, they need to have the opportunity of employment, to be able to take part in their local community, to assess and take appropriate risks, and to live as independently as possible. Within the SEND & Inclusion Strategy there is a particular challenge to schools and academies in Warwickshire to ensure that they are promoting inclusive practice for learners with SEND, demonstrating their ‘best endeavours’ and meeting the needs of all learners.

This draft SEND & Inclusion Strategy is informed by the work of an external SEND Demand Management Strategic Review and the SEND & Inclusion Board consisting of key strategic partners across education, health, social care schools and the Parent Carers Forum. This will be the Delivery Board for the identified priorities. The SEND and Inclusion Strategy also supports the overarching priorities of the Warwickshire Education Strategy - for more information on this please see the link below.

Why We Are Consulting

The Vulnerable Learners Strategy was subject to public consultation in 2015. This consultation will inform the final decision about the vision and key targets for the new SEND & Inclusion Strategy 2018 – 2023. 

The Public Information Document below provides further background information and detail.

How to take part 

Anyone who is interested can comment on the draft strategy. Responses are invited from a range of partners and stakeholders to include parents and learners, Warwickshire County Council colleagues, health and social care professionals, schools, colleges, early years providers and parent and carer groups.

  • The main way to feedback is using the online questionnaire below. This questionnaire is anonymous and does not ask for any personal information.
  • There is also an online questionnaire for young people to complete to share their experiences with us (please see the link at the bottom of this page).
  • If you require a paper copy of the questionnaire or an alternative format please contact us by phone or Email.
  • If you would like to respond to this consultation in writing you can Email or send your written response to Warwickshire SEND & Inclusion Strategy, Education and Learning Saltisford Office Park Ansell Way Warwick CV34 4UL.
  • You can also attend one of the drop-in events detailed below.

What will happen after the consultation?

Following the consultation all feedback will be analysed and will inform the final decision about the vision and key targets for the new SEND & Inclusion Strategy 2019 – 2023.

Once approved, the new SEND & Inclusion Strategy will be in place for 1st April 2019.

Give Us Your Views



  • All Areas


  • Service users (current or previous)
  • Parents
  • Young people
  • People with disabilities
  • Teachers
  • Community Groups
  • Partners
  • Providers
  • Specialist staff
  • Commissioners
  • Professionals and professional bodies
  • Elected members


  • Health and wellbeing
  • Mental health
  • Schools and learning
  • Children and families
  • Early help
  • Young people