SEND Consultation




Oxfordshire County Council are running two consultations on plans to develop a more inclusive approach to supporting children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) in Oxfordshire.

These consultations are interlinked and run together between Monday 10 January and Thursday 10 March 2022:

  • The council and its partners are seeking views on a draft Local Area SEND Strategy to develop high quality services across education, health, and social care to support children and young people and their families.
  • Oxfordshire County Council’s proposals for system reform for SEND include making more high quality SEND education available closer to home, reducing reliance on out of county provision, and improving educational outcomes for children through closer partnerships between the council and schools.

Have your say

Oxfordshire County Council want to hear your views and will consider all feedback given and to inform Oxfordshire County Council’s system reform for SEND, and the final Local Area SEND Strategy.

In the feedback survey below you can respond to one or both of the consultations.

Please complete the survey by clicking on this LINK

Roadshows will be held online during the consultation, but if national and local guidelines relating to COVID-19 allow, in-person events may be considered. At these sessions, senior leaders will introduce the two SEND consultations, explain the proposals and answer any questions that you may have.

The roadshows will take place on MS Teams and are open to anybody who wishes to attend.
They are being held on the following dates and times:

  • Saturday 5 February: 9.00am – 10.30am
  • Monday 31 January: 5.00pm – 6.30pm
  • Thursday 3 February: 8.30am – 10.00am
  • Wednesday 9 February: 2.30pm – 4.00pm

There is also an online event specifically for children and young people, which is being held on:

  • Wednesday 16 February: 1.00pm – 2.30pm

Book your space on any of the five events HERE

We know that some people can’t, or find it difficult to, take part in online consultations or need things in a different format - such as large print, easy read, audio, braille or a different language - to have their say.

If you, or anyone you know needs a printed copy of the survey or consultation documents in an alternative format, or help with sharing their thoughts, please email link) or call Oxfordshire County Council's customer services team on 01865 792422. 

Please note the council's customer services team are unable to answer any detailed questions about the consultations, but they can take your details and ask an appropriate member of staff to get in touch.


  • Opened
    10 Jan 2022 at 00:00
  • Closed
    10 Mar 2022 at 23:59
  • Response Published
    30 Sep 2022


  • Young people
  • Families
  • Carers
  • Mental health
  • Learning disabilities
  • Autism / Aspergers
Which locality (local area in Oxfordshire) is this for:
  • Oxford City
  • North Oxfordshire
  • North East Oxfordshire
  • South West Oxfordshire
  • South East Oxfordshire
  • West Oxfordshire
Target Audience
  • All residents
  • Children
  • Young people
  • Families and parents
  • Older people
  • Carers
  • GPs
  • Staff
  • People with a disability
  • People with mental health issues
  • Councillors
  • Public sector organisations
  • Charities
  • Community groups