SEND (Special Educational Needs and Disability)

Lincolnshire SEND Integrated Commissioning Strategy

Lincolnshire County Council (LCC) and the Lincolnshire Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) are committed to improving and transforming our education, health and care services for children and young people (CYP) with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) to ensure that all children in Lincolnshire get the best possible start in life. We aspire for the opportunities and experiences of CYP with SEND to be the same as any of their peers.

Our overall vision of support for children and young people with SEND is for people to receive the right services, at the right time as close to home as possible. Read the policy below:

pdf Lincolnshire SEND Integrated Commissioning Strategy v1.0 (1.10 MB)

Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) Annual Report 2018/19

The information contained within the SEND Health Annual Report (2018/19) is intended to be used as assurance that the federated Designated Clinical Officer (DCO) for CYP with Special Educational Needs Disability (SEND) is ensuring that the CCG’s are meeting their statutory responsibilities with respect to SEND in line with the SEND Code of Practice (2015).

Special Educational Needs & Disability (SEND) Annual Report 2018/19

Lincolnshire Young Voices

Inspiring change and making a difference for children and young people with SEND in Lincolnshire.

Lincolnshire Young Voices is a newly formed group of young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND). The group is jointly supported by the Local Authority and the NHS with a focus to provide a voice for young people in the county to improve services.

The group has been meeting voluntarily for the last 12 months; recently the young people presented a paper to the local authority and health – a budget was agreed to fund their work and to establish two new paid posts for a Chair and Deputy Chair of the group.  The positions are required to be young people aged between 16 – 25 years with personal experience of SEND.

The group's aim is to work together with colleagues across Education, Health, Social Care, Police, Youth Justice, the Lincolnshire Safeguarding Children Board, Businesses and the Third Sector to:

  • Research issues and difficulties that young people with SEND might face and work with others to make improvements

  • Raise awareness in education and health settings for professionals, councillors and the wider public

  • Inspire young people.

Members of the group have valuable personal experiences to share with other young people with SEND to shape services for the better.

The group has identified that they aim to attend and contribute to the work of the following:

  • Lincolnshire Parent Carer Forum

  • Council for Disabled Children

  • Healthwatch

  • Special Schools Project

  • Autism All Age Strategy

  • Autism Partnership Board

  • Young Inspectors

  • Lincolnshire Youth Council

  • V4C – Lincolnshire Looked After Children Council

  • Learning Disability Partnership

  • SEND Graduated Approach Briefings

  • Transition to adulthood/Preparing for Adulthood – college leads meetings

For further information about Lincolnshire Young Voices please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.