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SE19 SEND Network: New ICS Design Framework guidance published 16th June

These documents set out the headlines for how we will ask NHS leaders and organisations to operate with their partners in Integrated Care Systems (ICSs) from April 2022 and guidance in respect of what the employment commitment is, its application in practice and how it affects people.

The key statement on SEND page 14/15

Relevant statutory duties of CCGs regarding safeguarding, children in care and special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) will apply to ICS NHS bodies. We will clarify in guidance how these statutory duties will transition to ICS NHS bodies. ICSs should support joint working around responsibilities such as safeguarding through new and existing partnership arrangements; and health and care strategies and governance should account for the needs of children and young people.

Read the full document using this link:-

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