Special Education Needs and/or Disability (SEND)
Nottingham & Nottinghamshire ICB is committed to working in partnership across the system to reduce health inequalities and improve outcomes for children and young people with SEND (0–25-year-olds) who access services that it commissions. Nottingham & Nottinghamshire ICB will work collaboratively as part of an integrated system to commission services to support the needs of children and young people and their families with SEND and to meet the statutory duties under the Children and Families Act 2014.
ICB Statement of intent
What is SEND?
A child or young person, aged up to 25 years, has special educational needs and /or disabilities (SEND) if they have a learning difficulty and/or a disability that means they need special health and education support.
Types and categories of special educational needs
The SEND Code of Practice 0-25 (2015) identifies ‘four broad areas of [special educational] need and support’
- Communication and interaction
- Cognition and learning
- Social, emotional, and mental health difficulties
- Sensory and/or physical needs
Local Authorities are the accountable organisations to ensure delivery of SEND statutory requirements in partnership with Education, Health and Social care services
Nottinghamshire County Council: Nottshelpyourself | SEND Local Offer
Nottingham City Council: Special Education Needs & Disabilities Local Offer | Ask Lion – Nottingham City Directory
The ICB have a responsibility to identify an Executive lead for SEND and ensure there is a Designated Medical Officer (DMO) or Designated Clinical Officer (DCO) to support the ICB in meeting its statutory responsibilities for children and young people with SEND (0-25)
Executive Lead for SEND: Rosa Waddingham – Director of Nursing for Nottingham and Nottinghamshire ICB
Senior Responsible Officer for SEND: Nicola Ryan – Deputy Chief Nurse for Operations and Delivery for Nottingham and Nottinghamshire ICB
Designated Clinical Officer for SEND: Michelle Sherlock – DCO for SEND on behalf of Nottingham and Nottinghamshire ICB
DCO Team generic email for advice and queries:
Joint Local Area SEND Inspection Reports
Ofsted and the Care Quality Commission (CQC) inspected the Nottinghamshire local area (January 2023) to assess how effective the local education, health and care services are at identifying, and meeting the needs of, children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) aged 0 to 25.
They have now published their findings on Ofsted’s website in the Area SEND inspection of Nottinghamshire Local Area Partnership report.
The SEND Partnership are committed to the delivery of the Nottinghamshire SEND Priority Action Plan to drive improvements. A system approach will be adopted to include Nottingham City local area on this journey.
Recent Joint Local Area SEND Inspection reports can be found here: