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Perfect Pathways - the journey so far...

Design Council

Background - The Design Council

Following a successful bid based around the desire to provide improved support for Children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND), the Perfect Pathways project was selected as one of seven London organisations to take part in the ‘Design in the Public Sector’ programme, which is delivered by the Design Council.  

The Design in the Public-Sector programme brings together officers involved in the design and delivery of public services to learn and apply strategic design approaches to deliver impact and improvement for their communities. The focus of the programme is to enable local authorities to use innovative research and engagement mechanisms to effectively harness the voice of families and local stakeholders to develop radically different solutions to challenges. 

Project Aims

The overarching aim of Perfect Pathways was to develop an improved system for providing targeted support for Children with SEND, whilst also improving the service experience and outcomes for families. 

The challenge was to take a new look at the way in which we provide targeted support for children with special educational needs and disabilities from the age of 0-25, specifically focussing on: 

  • Short Breaks for Children with Disabilities 
  • SEN Outreach 
  • Early Years provision 
  • Information, advice, and consultation. 

The intended outcome is more efficient and effective services which provide the best value and experience for children and families. 


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