Decision details

Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) Ordinarily Available Guidance, Profile of Need and Sufficiency Review

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


The Ordinarily Available Guidance sets out the description of the provision that should be ordinarily available for pupils in education settings in Hammersmith & Fulham.

The Profile of Need is designed to be used only as a guide for the child/young person to provide a general indication of the level of provision that may be required.

This guidance will support a shared understanding across parents/carers, education settings and other EHC partners on the expectations of what provision should be made available for most children and young people with SEND.


The SEND sufficiency review is a key document to enable the delivery of our vision for children and young people across Hammersmith & Fulham. Our ambition is to work together to support children, young people, and their families at the earliest opportunity from universal services through to targeted and specialist support where necessary.

To achieve this, we need to review our local SEND provision so it aligns with our SEND strategy and ensure that we can meet needs of children and young people - at the right time and in the right place.



1.    The publication of the Ordinarily Available Guidance and Profile of Need attached at Appendix 1 and Appendix 2.


2.    The publication of the SEND Sufficiency Review attached at Appendix 3.


Report author: Joe Gunning

Publication date: 06/06/2023

Date of decision: 05/06/2023

Decided at meeting: 05/06/2023 - Cabinet

Effective from: 10/06/2023

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