Raising Rochdale

Making our borough a great place for all to grow up, get on and live well. 

1 vision

Rochdale will be a great place to grow up, get on in life and live well. Rochdale will meet the needs of all children and young people with special educational needs and disability, from birth to the age of 25 years. Children, young people and their families will choose their own outcomes and be supported to improve them, together with professionals when needed. Services will be inclusive and easy to access and support will be given at the earliest possible point of need. Getting more help will be easy and there won't be delays.

2 spotlights

Children are in school (attendance and exclusions)

1. When children are in school they are supported, receive education and are safe.

Children stay close to home (Educated in and live in Rochdale)

2. When children remain close to their home family and community, we can support them, build resilience and help them to achieve outcomes into adulthood.

7 outcomes

These outcomes are what children and young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities across Rochdale want life to be like, and what we are all working towards together. 

  1. My opinions are valued 
  2. I am emotionally well
  3. I am as healthy as possible
  4. I am safe and supported at home, at school and in the community
  5. I am active and involved
  6. I am hopeful and prepared for the future
  7. Those that care for me are supported
8 ways we support
  1. Children and families will be at the heart of decision making
  2. The journey to and through support and help will be easy 
  3. There will be training, skills and knowledge to help children with SEND 
  4. Early Help and preventing needs from reaching crisis will be our priority 
  5. Information will be easy to understand and data will be shared 
  6. Communication - we will set up a regular newsletter and improve the local offer
  7. All organisations in Rochdale will work together
  8. Diagnosis will not be the only way of getting support 
Count the difference

We want to know that things are improving, and will measure if children and young people:

  • Achieve their goals
  • See their mental health improve
  • Develop as expected
  • Are educated, or in care, within Rochdale or elsewhere
  • Are excluded, or not in education, employment or training
  • Are involved in a social activity 
  • Have positive relationships
  • Feel supported (not just children and your people, but their parents/carers too)

Download our poster to display in your setting (1060KB pdf)

Rochdale SEND Strategies

The strategy drives our ambition for improving outcomes for children and young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities in our borough.

Rochdale will be a great place to grow up, get on in life and live well. Rochdale will meet the needs of all children and young people with special educational needs and disability, from birth to the age of 25 years. Children, young people and their families will choose their own outcomes and be supported to improve them, together with professionals when needed.

Raising Rochdale – supporting SEND children, young people and families 0-25 years 2021-2026 (5KB pdf)

Rochdale strategy for children and young people with special educational needs (SEND) 2022-2027 (855KB pdf)

Raising Rochdale 2022-2027 (1329KB pdf)

Rochdale's Local Offer Information and Policy Documents

Here we hold information on what your local offer includes, policies and useful links.

Take a look at all local offer strategies and local plans. These include provision for early years, education, autism, funding streams, accessibility, health alternative inprovement and the SEND Code of Practice.

Rochdale’s Local Offer Information and Policy Documents

Page last reviewed: 28/02/2024