The Health & Care Bill was introduced to Parliament on 6th July 2021 and will process through Parliament this Summer. CDC will continue to share key updates with our SEND stakeholders and we hope to draw on practice, as it emerges to develop case studies.
Through the Children and Young People’s Health Policy Influencing Group (HPIG), we will continue to work with the Bill team, civil servants and parliamentarians to push for a greater focus on children and young people in the legislation and supporting guidance, and to ensure these proposals will apply equally to and work well for children and young people. As part of this, HPIG are calling for the integration outlined the Bill to go beyond health and adult social care and cover children’s social care and other key partners; for the children’s workforce to be represented in ICS bodies; and for a clear vision and strong leadership for children and young people to be required in every ICS.
We will continue to work with the NHS England and Improvement National Team for SEND and will share key updates on guidance as they emerge