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Who makes decisions for my child in Kirklees?

Decisions about what help, support and services are available for young people in Kirklees are made by people called commissioners, they will work with a lot of different people to make sure that help, support and services meet the needs of the young people of Kirklees.

To make sure that all services meet the education, health and social care needs of the young people in Kirklees, we use an approach called 'joint commissioning.

What is ‘joint commissioning’?

Joint commissioning is the way services work together to plan what support is needed in the local area for children and young people with SEND and their families.  This means that help, support and services are commissioned by education, health and social care.

Why are services commissioned ‘jointly’?

In 2014, changes were made to the Children and Families Act which made it a legal requirement for education, health and social care services in the local area to work together when planning services for children and young people with SEND.

The aim of joint commissioning is to make the most efficient use of available support and achieve the best possible outcomes for children and young people.

How do I know what ‘joint commissioning’ plans are being made in Kirklees?

You can find out more about the current joint commissioning arrangements in the Kirklees Children and Young People with Special Educational Needs and/or a Disability (SEND) Joint Commissioning Plan.

This document is available to download below.

 

 

Last updated: 23/09/2021

Useful links

Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Joint Commissioning Strategy

Joint Strategic Assessment Commissioning Plan