Halton Policies & Strategies

Complaints - Factsheets

These are most commonly made on behalf of a child or young person by their parent, carer or a representative. However, children and young people can make comments and complaints in their own right.

Further information, advice or support is available through Halton SENDIASS for free confidential and impartial support 0151 511 7733  [email protected]

Factsheets available

Accessibility Strategy

Accessibility Strategy 2015-18 will support schools in meeting the needs of disabled pupils, ensuring accessibility of the school curriculum, the physical environment and access to information.

All-Age Autism Strategy

The All-Age Autism Strategy in Halton aims to take a more joined-up and holistic approach to developing opportunities and realising potential for people with Autism at every stage in their lives

SEND Strategy

The SEND Strategy is to support meeting the needs of children and young people with SEND to improve their outcomes in terms of:

  • progress made towards targets are realistic and aspirational;
  • access to a full educational curriculum and experience;
  • progress to higher education or employment;
  • independent living;
  • participating in society, and;
  • being as healthy as possible.
Early Years Parental Booklet

Newborn to 5 years  – where you can get support and the different developmental stages

Early Years Strategy

Early Years Strategy – This strategy describes what we will do together in Halton to ensure that regardless of their circumstances, every child and family can thrive.

Everyone - Early Help Strategy

Everyone – Early Help Strategy 2018-20121 This strategy aims to build upon the good practice and existing strategies from early help and prevention which already exists in Halton.  The overall aim is to support people to maximise their potential, and as a consequence, enjoy a better quality of life.  Early help approaches are often ‘enabling’: equipping individuals and communities with the tools to succeed, rather than interventions being imposed upon them.

Halton's Childcare Sufficiency Assessment Review

The Childcare Sufficiency Assessment Review assesses the supply of and demand for all types of Early Education and Childcare in Halton and identify any gaps in provision

Halton Children’s Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA)

The Halton Children’s Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA) identifies ‘the big picture’ in terms of the health and wellbeing needs and inequalities of the local population. It is based on the analysis of current and predicted health and well-being outcomes and sets out what people want from their services. The JSNA is underpinned by partnership working, community engagement and evidence of effectiveness.

Halton Joint Commissioning Strategy 2018-2021

The Halton Joint Commissioning Strategy 2018-2021 explains what we mean by commissioning and how each of the commissioning organisations within Halton has clear areas of responsibility, we believe that in most cases it takes more than one agency to provide the services needed by local communities and individuals. We are committed to developing integrated commissioning arrangements that ensure all of the necessary agencies work closely together to complement and support integrated frontline delivery to meet the needs of local people.

Halton SEND Joint Commissioning Framework 2016-2020

The Halton SEND Joint Commissioning Framework 2016-2020 is to improve educational, health and emotional wellbeing outcomes of our children with a SEND.  It links with both the Halton Joint Commissioning Framework 2018-2021 and the Halton SEND Strategy 2016-2020.

Halton Nurture for Learning 2018-2020

Early identification and early targeted support within the community is vital to ensure that children and young people develop healthy minds and resilience. This Halton Nurture for Learning 2018-2020 is to support collaboration between parents/carers, key adults, school leaders and professionals to improve the outcomes for children and young people

Hate Crime, Anti-Bullying & Prejudiced Incidents

Hate Crime






Anti-Bullying Video’s

Prejudiced Incidents



Learning from Case Reviews – Children with Disabilities and/or who are Deaf

SEND Briefing – provides important information around key findings and key messages for staff from case reviews

Tuition Policy for Children and Young People with Medical Issues

Governing bodies have a statutory duty (Children and Families Act 2014) to ensure schools make arrangements to support pupils with medical conditions.  A medical conditions policy is required to ensure pupils with medical conditions have full access to education, including physical education and school trips.

Home Tuition Guidance

Home Tuition Guidance

This Guidance is for young people who are unable to access school for 15 days or more in an academic year due to medical issues and are under a Consultant.