In July 2018, Hertfordshire County Council’s Cabinet approved a business case for Prevention Invest to Transform funding. This sought an investment of approximately £3 million over two years in order to transform Children’s Services Special SEND support and services.
Three priority areas for transformation were identified:
Transforming Local Delivery networks Maximisation of the benefits of digital technology Preparing for Adulthood (PfA)
We are in the 'Understanding' phase, which means the project team is gathering background information about SEND services in Hertfordshire as well as learning from best practise elsewhere. This phase runs from September 2018 – March 2019, when the next phase of development will begin.
A successful transformation programme will deliver effective and timely intervention services for children and young people with SEND and their families, help us to manage the increasing demand and complexity of needs and make more efficient use of resources.
Regular monthly briefings are issued to Children’s Services staff and partners.
We welcome all comments and suggestions – please email us at SENDtransformation@hertfordshire.gov.uk