SEND and Inclusion Transformation

Updates on the SEND and inclusion transformation programme in Leeds.

Following an increase in demands on service and workforce challenges resulting in a drop in statutory performance, Leeds City Council commissioned a review of its current EHC assessment, plan and annual review processes to identify key opportunities for change. The review so far has highlighted areas for improvement in relation to the Council’s communications, processes, support provided and consistency in approaches.

Our aim is to implement changes and improvements, to help the Council achieve its vision, that children and young people in Leeds with SEND, have the best possible start to life and equal opportunities to learn.

The Children and Families Department will keep you updated throughout the process and this webpage will serve as an information hub about the changes.

If you have any queries in relation to the project, please get in touch with us at

SEND and Inclusion Transformation


May 2024

A letter from Dan Barton, Deputy Director (Learning) at Leeds City Council regarding the next stage in the improvement of our SEND services.