Nottingham and Nottinghamshire ICB

Special Education Needs and/or Disability (SEND)

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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 strategy

Special Education Needs and/or Disability Statement (SEND) ICB Strategy

ICB Statement of intent

Nottingham and Nottinghamshire Integrated Care Board’s statement of intent for the delivery of Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) priorities across the Integrated Care System

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 (HMI Ofsted and CQC) Local Area SEND Inspection Reports – can be found here:

Joint Local Area SEND Inspection for Nottinghamshire 2016

Joint Local Area SEND Inspection for Nottingham 2021

National Drivers:

Children and Families Act 2014

The Special Educational Needs and Disability Regulations 2014

0 to 25 SEND Code of Practice

Children Act 1989 and 2004

The Care Act 2014.

The Equality Act 2010

The national strategy for autistic children, young people and adults: 2021 to 2026

NHSE Commissioning for transition to adult services for young people with SEND  

SEND Review ‘Green Paper’ (For consultation till 22nd July 2022)