Healthwatch Richmond engaged with families and young people with Special Educational needs and Disabilities (SEND) prior to and during the coronavirus pandemic. The SEND Futures Plan identifies many long-standing difficulties faced by families as they undertake the journey from assessment through transitions and to adulthood.
Healthwatch Richmond has provided a response and commentary to the following sections of the plan:
- emotional wellbeing and mental health activities
- communication with parents
- budget, dependencies and KPIs
Areas where Healthwatch Richmond’s expertise is relevant or where we believe additional actions are needed are outline in our response below: