I am very pleased to be able to introduce this High Expectations for All file, supporting the legislation around children and young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) set out in the Children and Families Act 2014.
We’ve been working with families on this since 2012 and I would like to thank all those families and the staff in schools and across teams in education, health and social care for all their support. We are determined that families and schools are well supported through our SEND processes and I’m proud of the work that has been done to develop this resource.
We continue to develop the information and support available and we hope this file holds the answers any questions you may have, but if you want more information help is available and you can find out more within the SEND Local Offer website.
We want to make our SEND processes as easy as possible for families and the staff who support them. The purpose of this file is to explain the processes, what is expected of staff who support children and young people with SEND and the sources of support available to them.
Finally, I want to be absolutely clear - the council wants the best for the children and young people it supports. We will do all we can to help you get the right support.
Councillor Jo Platt
Wigan Council Cabinet Member for Children and Young People