This data supplement updates the data that formed part of the Joint Strategic needs assessment (JSNA) which was completed in 2020 and makes new recommendations based on the new trends seen within that data. It follows a care pathway approach. The supplement gives a snapshot of the position as of the date it was created using the latest data and intelligence available.

The methodology used national datasets and local data to draw up a position statement, then a series of focus groups were held to test out the findings. We circulated surveys to parents and school staff to get their input. We held a series of individual interviews with commissioners, Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) board members and other key stakeholders.

This document has been approved by Coventry City Council (CCC) Health and Wellbeing Board. It has also been to the Coventry SEND Board in March 2024 where it was approved.