Shropshire Council

Shropshire's policies, plans and strategies

The policies, plans, and strategies as outlined below have been coordinated to ensure the ongoing improvement of SEND services across Shropshire. Whilst not all elements of these are wholly reflective of SEND, they do often have an impact through a variety of ways. Where possible, we've tried to outline this so that our SEND community can understand the relevance of these on their lives.

Joint Strategic Needs Analysis

The Joint Strategic Needs Analysis (JSNA) is a process by which Shropshire Council and the Clinical Commissioning Group, with other partners, describe the future health, care, and wellbeing needs of Shropshire people. The JSNA uses evidence presented to them to inform and influence strategic service development and service commissioning. The JSNA is accountable to the Shropshire Health and Wellbeing Board.

The Disabled Children and Young People 0-25 Strategic Board (see below) has an overview of the SEND strategy, and provides direction to the SEND work streams and reports to the Shropshire’s Childrens Trust, which in turn reports to the Health and Wellbeing Board. This is how information about SEN and disability services informs the JSNA.

Sustainability Transformation Plan

The Sustainability and Transformation Plan (STP) for Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin sets out how the health and care system can remain fit for the future, help patients to become healthier and respond effectively to the growing demands being placed upon it.

Shropshire Transforming Care Partnership Footprint

Transforming care is all about making things better for people who have a learning disability and/or autism that sometimes results in behaviour that can challenge.  It's about children, young people and adults. Listening to what people and family carers think is really important.

Locally, Shropshire Council, Shropshire Clinical Commissioning Group, Telford and Wrekin Council and Telford and Wrekin Clinical Commissioning Group are working together to develop a plan to help get Shropshire people back living in Shropshire.

The local Transforming Care Plan (TCP) has three key aims:

  1. Have good services in the local community so people don’t need to go into hospital in the first place
  2. Bring back people who currently are in hospital to live at home
  3. Make sure people feel safe and secure in their local community

Shropshire Council accessibility strategy for schools

Local authorities are required by law to plan to improve access to every aspect of education for pupils with disabilities, and to monitor and review the effectiveness of their plans at regular intervals. The detail of these plans form the basis of our accessibility strategy. This responsibility sits alongside the many other duties we have towards the children and young people who attend schools in our area.

Learning Disability & Autism Programme Vision

The Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin Learning Disability and Autism Programme Vision has been developed to provide the overarching vision and principles. This is important as it provides focus, sets direction and unites everybody with where we want to get to as a local health and social care system. It also sets out what we want to achieve for and with people living with a learning disability and autistic people living with or without a learning disability across all ages.  There is also an easy read version of the document.