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Further needs assessment

Background papers: children :: Special educational needs and disabilities [Update in progress] :: Further needs assessment

Key areas for the recommendations should be geared to commissioning and gathering relevant data through our management information systems (MIS). This will enable all services to identify who is accessing services, and whether there are parts of the community under–represented in the take–up of services. This would support the gathering of detailed information to identify trends relating to nature of need, disability, gender and ethnicity to inform future planning of services.

Further assessment of the needs and possible barriers for specific communities within Medway highlighted in current data, such as Eastern European and Gypsy/Roma community to enable services to target support to this vulnerable group of young people. This should be informed by SEND data and must include consultation with parent–carers and young people from those communities.