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As a leading provider of community healthcare services across the region, we are commissioned by Birmingham City Council and also Birmingham and Solihull Clinical Commissioning Group who each provide support for families with SEND. To find out more visit:

We are working with partners to address the needs of families and children with SEND.  Please click the following link to download a copy of our  Joint Strategic Needs Assessment which highlights these needs in more detail.

Following royal assent on 13 March 2014, The Children and Families Act became a new piece of legislation to be implemented across all local authorities effective from 1 September 2014. 

A programme of change is in place to implement the required changes outlined in this act, the supporting code of practice known as the Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) Reforms and to also meet priority service improvements to support the implementation of the reforms.

The SEND Reforms require that all local authorities implement Education, Health and Care (EHC) plans to replace SEN Statements and Learning Difficulty Assessments for young people between 0-25. This is to be personalised through the “My Life, My Choice” approach by:

  • Developing a Local Offer as a way of improving services and outcomes
  • Increasing participation, choice and control children and young people with SEND and their families have over the support they use
  • Providing accessible, comprehensive and transparent information, advice and support
  • Giving those with Education, Health and Care Plans the option to request a personal budget

The Birmingham City Council responsibility for SEND is part of the Children with Complex Needs service within Education Services within Children’s Services as part of Birmingham City Council Directorate for People.

The videos and animations linked below were co-produced with stakeholders.

They can also be found on the My Care in Birmingham website.


Information for healthcare professionals

Joint local area SEND written statement of action

Following the Ofsted and Care Quality Commission (CQC) joint local area Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) inspection, Birmingham City Council and NHS Birmingham and Solihull Clinical Commissioning Group are pleased to publish the Written Statement of Action (WSOA) for the city, on behalf of all partners. Click here to visit the website and read the statement in full.

Useful links