Accelerated Working Group

As part of the Delivering Better Outcomes Together Consortium, CDC and the National Development Team for Inclusion are asking for professionals to submit information about best practice in supporting children and young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities.

This information will support the work of 6 Accelerated Working Groups (AWGs), that will bring professionals from a broad range of organisations together to tackle issues that have been identified as barriers to effective implementation of the SEND reforms through the Ofsted/CDC inspection and local area audit tools. By pooling a range of experience and expertise each AWG will identify and develop practical solutions that can make a real impact in supporting local areas to move forward with these challenges.

The six topics that will be addressed are:

  • Systematic information and data sharing across agencies, including digital solutions to support good quality individual advice
  • Personalisation, including the development of personal budgets and Integrated Personal Commissioning
  • Commissioning for outcomes across services, including effective mechanisms for joint commissioning and contract management approaches
  • Ensuring alignment of key change programmes relevant to SEND
  • Transitions between children’s and adult’s services across health and social care.  To be focussed on 19-25 cohort. 
  • Leadership

If you have been able to make progress in addressing  these challenges in your area then we would like you to share your perspectives with colleagues from different areas in an AWG. Each AWG will meet twice, the first in autumn 2017, the second in early 2018, and undertake task focused work in between.

If you are interested in contributing to the work of an AWG please contact Andrew Fellowes Afellowes@ncb.org.uk