Effective Partnership Working

Effective Partnership Working Barnsley

This case study illustrates how Independent Support, Barnsley Children and Young People and Partnership Service and Barnsley’s Assessment and Review Team have worked together to raise awareness among families, schools and others of how Education, Health and Care (EHC) needs assessment and planning works and support is provided to young people and families.


Effective Partnership Working West Berkshire

This case study illustrates how several local organisations have worked together to engage young people in planning for their future and making their voices heard.


Effective Partnership Working Birmingham

This case study shows how an Independent Supporter worked closely with a young person, their parents and their current school in securing an Education, Health and Care (EHC) Plan which met their needs and their wish to remain in mainstream schooling.


Effective Partnership Working Blackpool

This case study clearly demonstrates how working together can have such a positive outcome for both the child and the parents.


Effective Partnership Working Brighton and Hove

This case study shows how partnership working between Independent Support,  a Pre-school special educational needs (SEN) service and the Amaze Information, Advice and Support Service (IASS) in Brighton helped a family whose first language is not English secure an Education, Health and Care (EHC) plan and a place at a mainstream school for their son.


Effective Partnership Working Bromley

This case study describes how a consortium of voluntary sector organisations worked in partnership with the local authority in Bromley to deliver the Independent Support Service with a clear focus on providing support and guidance to parents/carers and young people going through the Education, Health and Care (EHC) Plan process. The consortium engages actively with local stakeholders to help ensure a positive experience.


Effective Partnership Working Buckinghamshire

This case study illustrates how a strong partnership between Independent Support and the Special Educational Needs and Disability Information, Advice and Support Service in Buckinghamshire provides support to parents/carers and young people which is flexible and meets their changing needs.


Effective Partnership Working Cornwall

Cornwall SENDIASS, Independent Support and the Parent Carer Council for Cornwall have a close working relationship, with seamless referrals between services and the manager of Parent Carer Council for Cornwall acting as lead Independent Supporter for the Independent Support Service also delivered by Disability Cornwall. Due to staff changes at Cornwall Council, with a new dedicated SEND lead appointed 2 years ago, this has provided additional opportunities to forge more constructive relationships.


Effective Partnership Working Coventry

This case study illustrates how good collaborative working between the local authority, Independent Support and local children, young people and families led to co-produced Education, Health and Care (EHC) plans which better reflected children and young people’s views, aspirations and wishes.


Effective Partnership Working East Riding of Yorkshire

This case study illustrates the benefits of partnership working with schools in the East Riding of Yorkshire in ensuring that children, young people and parents all receive the support they require.


Effective Partnership Working Gloucestershire

This case study illustrates how close partnership working between local services in Gloucestershire helped to improve the way Education, Health and Care plans are developed – involving children, young people and families to make sure plans are ‘person centred’ and focused on the outcomes the child or young person wants to achieve.


Effective Partnership Working Hampshire

This case study illustrates how partnership working between local agencies in Hampshire has led to better support for parents/carers and continuous improvements in ways of working.


Effective Partnership Working Leicester

This case study illustrates how local services in Leicester worked together to ensure that parents/carers and young people have access to the right level of information, support and advice without having to ‘tell their story’ over and again.


Effective Partnership Working Northumberland

This case study illustrates the benefits of partnership working with schools in Northumberland in ensuring that children, young people and parents all receive the support they require.


Effective Partnership Working Reading

This is a case study that shows an Independent Supporter working effectively in partnership in the interests of the production of an effective Education Health and Care Plan and ensuring delivery of other much- needed services for a Young Person.


Effective Partnership Working Southwark

This case study illustrates how Family Lives, a voluntary sector organisation supporting families as part of the Government’s Troubled Families programme, has linked its local family support keyworkers with Independent Supporters and the local Specialist Family Focus Team to provide joined up support to children and young people with complex needs. 


Effective Partnership Working Stockport

This case study illustrates how partnership working between Independent Support, Stockport Local Authority’s Special Educational Needs (SEN) Team and Stockport for Young People Services provides support to a young person which is flexible and addresses their likely future needs.


Effective Partnership Working Sunderland

This case study illustrates how Sunderland Carers Centre (the provider of Independent Support in Sunderland) has built on existing relationships with the local authority, the local NHS Clinical Commissioning Group, the Special Educational Needs (SEN) and Disability Parent Carer Forum, and the SEN Parent Partnership Service (now the SEN and Disability Information, Advice and Support Service - SENDIASS).


Effective Partnership Working Waltham Forest

This case study shows how partnership between the local authority and the Independent Support service in transfer reviews for moving children and young people with statements of SEN to Education, Health and Care plans has led to better quality plans reflecting the wishes, views and aspirations of children and young people.