Decision details

Sheffield Inclusion Strategy 2020-2025

Decision Maker: Co-operative Executive

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes


A co-produced clear vision and strategy for inclusion in Sheffield, including Special Educational Needs and Disabilities.  Based on research, focus groups, co-production sessions and consultation.



The Executive Director, People Services, submitted a report seeking approval to the Sheffield Inclusion Strategy 2020-2025, which was appended to the report.




The report indicated that, following the local area Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) inspection in November 2018, the Council has worked with partners, including Sheffield Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and Sheffield Parent Carer Forum, to co-produce a clear vision and strategy for inclusion, including Special Educational Needs and Disabilities.




RESOLVED: That Cabinet approves the Inclusion Strategy so that an associated action plan, building on and incorporating the Written Statement of Action, can begin to be written.




Reasons for Decision



Sheffield requires a clear strategic plan for improvement in regards to inclusion. The strategy has been co-produced to do so.




Alternatives Considered and Rejected



Not applicable – the Council is duty bound to co-produce an Inclusion Strategy as part of its Written Statement of Action for Ofsted.




Any Interest Declared or Dispensation Granted








Reason for Exemption if Public/Press Excluded During Consideration








Respective Director Responsible for Implementation




John Macilwraith, Executive Director, People Services




Relevant Scrutiny and Policy Development Committee If Decision Called In




Children, Young People and Family Support




Publication date: 20/02/2020

Date of decision: 19/02/2020

Decided at meeting: 19/02/2020 - Co-operative Executive

Effective from: 27/02/2020

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