Transforming SEND and Inclusion in Leicestershire

Supporting children, young people and their families, with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND), to get the right support at the right time throughout their education.

What is the Transforming SEND and Inclusion in Leicestershire (TSIL) programme? 

Together partners are working across health, care, education, the voluntary sector, and with parents and carers to improve how we support children with SEND and their families.

As partners, we want to work together to ensure every child with SEND has the right support, at the right time, in the best setting for them to succeed and thrive in their education.  By working together, we want to deliver positive and lasting changes across special educational needs support.

The story so far

This work will build on what we have already done, with a stronger focus on working with partners across education (schools, nurseries, colleges and independent providers), health, and parents and carers to develop changes that work for us all.

During September, partners co-hosted events in person and virtually to talk to parents and carers, schools, nurseries, and staff who currently support children and young people with SEND.  We captured their views, experiences, and challenges, along with hopes for how we can improve the way we work together in the future.

Further events were held throughout October to start the conversations about how we work together to make improvements for children, young people and their families.

Leicestershire SEND Hub (education, health and social care)

The Leicestershire SEND Hub will help to ensure parents and carers are actively involved in this work, and that messages are reaching families. The SEND Hub are impartial and work to represent the voices of parents and carers across Leicestershire.
The SEND Hub have already been influential in designing the event held in October and the format of the follow up events which they also attended.
Parents, carers, children and young people’s voices, their experiences, wishes and needs are at the centre of this work.  By working together, we hope that everyone feels listened to, heard and involved in making improvements to the way we work together. 
The Leicestershire SEND Hub also support the:

  • Leicestershire Local Area Written Statement of Action
  • joint commissioning work
  • attendance at the SEND and Inclusion Board
  • other work with the council 

The Leicestershire SEND Hub are the officially recognised Parent Carer Forum 

Frequently asked questions

We will be regularly updating our TSIL - frequently asked questions.  If you have a question please contact us using the email address above.

What’s next?

Regular updates will be provided on this page, including FAQs, as partners work together to progress new ways of working to support children and young people with SEND. 

Further events will be held over the coming months, and we’ll provide more details when they are available.

There will also be surveys available for you to tell us about your ideas for change. 

If you have any questions, you can contact us directly using the email address above.