SEN Unit

Lancashire SEND Sufficiency Strategy 2019 to 2024 sets out the vision and priorities for children and young people with SEND and their families.

 As part of this work a graduated approach is being established that supports delivery of local high-quality provision that meets local needs and is responsive to Lancashire’s changing demographic.  Further to public consultation the SEND Sufficiency Strategy was given final approval by Cabinet on 1 October 2020. This specification supports the implementation of this strategy.

The provision will support pupils in local areas across Chorley and will add to the existing additionally resourced provision for hearing impairment and social, language and communication needs. A maximum of sixteen places will be commissioned at each SEN unit. The number of places in each unit may be at a lower number initially and gradually build up over a period of time, depending on the resources available within the school and the numbers of pupils identified as meeting the admissions guidance for this type of provision where a place is agreed.