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Knowsley’s Special Educational Needs and Disability 0-25 Joint Commissioning Strategy 2018-2021 – have your say!

A SEND 0-25 Joint Commissioning Strategy for Knowsley is currently been developed following the launch of the SEND strategy 2018-2021 earlier this year and we want you to help us shape it.

The purpose of the strategy is to provide direction for how we jointly commissioning services for SEND and ensure positive outcomes for children and young people.

In line with the SEND strategy for Knowsley, the draft joint commissioning strategy sets out Knowsley’s collective vision that all children in Knowsley will have the best start in life, will thrive and will aim high and achieve their potential. To make sure that we achieve this, the strategy outlines

  • the way we will work and
  • how we will jointly commission SEND services with partners and
  • the priority areas that joint commissioning will focus on.

We are currently in the process of taking the strategy through consultation and engagement with key stakeholders, and we see your views and suggestions about the strategy content as being vital to this process. This is your opportunity to have your say and help shape our approach to SEND in Knowsley.

Please have a look at the draft strategy (see link below) and consider whether it reflects your knowledge and experience of the key issues. Are we on the right lines?

Your feedback will be appreciated and will help shape the strategy - please send this to SEND@knowsley.gov.uk by Friday 27th July.

DRAFT Joint Commissioning Strategy Link

May 2018 Local Offer News

Award celebration for life-changing work placement programme - The Knowsley Supported Internship Programme


  • Short Breaks Grants

    Small grants are available to help develop peer support and bespoke activities for children with disabilities and their families.

    May 2018 Round of Applications

    The new round of short breaks grants is now open.  If you wish to apply for a short breaks grant in the this round, please read the eligibility criteria and guidance notes carefully and submit your application using the application form below.  The closing date for the May 2018 round of applications will be Friday 15th June 2018.

  • Eligibility Criteria

  • Guidance Notes

  • Application Form

February 2018 Local Offer News

  • The Knowsley Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) Strategy 2018-2021 has been developed with all partners. It aims to ensure that children and young people with SEND have the best start in life, aim high, achieve their potential and live happy and fulfilled lives.

    Children and young people with SEND, as well as their families and carers, are at the heart of this strategy and have played an important part in helping to shape the key priorities and actions that the strategy aims to address and achieve. We will continue to work in partnership with our children and young people and their families to deliver the strategy, ensuring that the actions carried out are child-centred, outcome-focused and inclusive.

Knowsley SEND Newsletters

Issue 1 - December 2017 

SEND Newsletter - Issue 1 - December 2017

Issue 2 - April 2018

SEND Newsletter Issue 2  - April 2018

Knowsley Supported Internships Newsletters

January 2018 


December 2017  October 2017  September 2017


Local Offer News Archive

January 2018 - Knowsley Interns and Radio Merseyside Interview.

November 2017 - Supported Learning Internship Programme

October 2017 - Strategy for Special Educational Needs feedback (Please note this is an image only and the links contained on this item will not work).