Consultation on Cambridgeshire's new commissioning strategy

Consultation on Cambridgeshire's new commissioning strategy

Nov 27, 2014
A message from Children, Families and Adults Services
Cambridgeshire County Council
Dear Parents/Carers,
We are today launching the consultation for the Cambridgeshire County Council SEND draft commissioning strategy for children and young people aged 0-25 with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND). The purpose of this commissioning strategy is to understand and plan for the current and future needs of children and young people with SEND  to enable them to achieve good outcomes. 
The strategy has so far been drafted in collaboration between the County Council and its partners with representatives from Health, Education and Social Care and from the involvement of parents and carers through a number of workshops and focus groups. This draft SEND commissioning strategy has been sent to partners, including schools, to seek their views.

Commissioning Strategy (PDF)
We are very keen to hear your views and comments on this draft strategy and would encourage you to use the online survey to provide your feedback.

Alternatively, if you prefer you can put your comments on an email and send to:
The consultation will end on 5th December 2014.

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  • Renee loves going to The Treehouse, but it’s great that care staff are also able to visit us at home too. Stacy, Renee’s mum
  • EACH helped us with coping mechanisms and special ways of remembering Stanley. Brad, Stanley's Dad
  • The play specialists are excellent and I also get inspiration from the activities they organise. Heather, Lucy’s mum
  • I didn’t realise hope was a gift until I became a mum. My little boy taught me many things and that was one of them Claire, Jacob’s mum
  • We arrived at the hospice feeling scared and alone. We had so many questions – they answered them all and more. Claire, Jacob’s mum
  • We are also supported by the 24/7 True Colours nurses and it’s so reassuring knowing we can call on them whenever we need support or advice Helen, William’s mum
  • EACH helps us to create lovely memories and has played an important part in all of our lives, not just Lucy’s. Heather, Lucy’s mum
  • When we first heard about the hospice we were apprehensive because we didn’t know what to expect. When we got there we realised it was a lovely place where Renee would be well looked after, and we would be able to have a much-needed break. Stacy, Renee’s mum
  • Children like Lucy don’t get the opportunity to go to sleepovers or to their friends for tea, so the interaction she has at the hospice is priceless. Heather, Lucy’s mum
  • EACH has helped us keep Stanley’s memory alive. And allows us to look to the future Brad, Stanley's Dad
  • I can’t imagine what it would have been like. Nobody should have to, every family should be offered the support we were, and are still getting Claire, Jacob’s mum
  • I really love going to the hospice. I’ve made friends there and get to do loads of fun stuff. Renee
  • EACH supports families when they’re at their absolute lowest, helping them to come to terms with their child’s illness, losing them and beyond Brad, Stanley's Dad
  • It’s been a great opportunity to meet other parents in a similar situation, something that doesn't really happen anywhere else. Helen, William’s mum

The Treehouse

St. Augustine’s Gardens,
Ipswich, IP3 8NS


Church Lane, Milton,
Cambridge, CB24 6AB

The Nook

Pigot Lane, Framingham Earl
Norfolk, NR14 7PX