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Learning from local areas

Learning from local areas

Using the NICE guideline as a starting point and with the support of the NICE Collaborating Centre for Social Care (NCCSC), two local areas held multi-agency workshops. They used the guideline, and specifically the implementation challenges section, to:

  • identify what was in place and working well locally

  • prioritise areas for work to improve support for young people at transition and implement the guideline recommendations.

The two local areas had multi-agency protocols in place, which encourage effective joint working, and were confident in using the new Education, Health and Care (EHC) plans. However, they felt they could do more with the Local Offer (SEND Code of practice section 4) to provide information about local services, engage with young people and gather data on how effective support is in achieving outcomes. Both workshops identified three areas for work in future:

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