Education reviews and consultations

The Medical Education review and proposed new approach

Worcestershire Children First has completed a review of the Medical Education Provision and presented this to Worcestershire County Council Cabinet on the 18 March 2021.

Worcestershire Children First are proposing a multi-agency approach to the education of children of statutory school age, who are unable to attend school in the short term, due to their health needs.

As part of this approach, Worcestershire Children First are proposing to commission a new provider to deliver education for children who are unable to attend school and require a safe, nurturing, and therapeutic environment. This new provision would offer an improved infrastructure and educational offer inclusive of facilities, IT, and curriculum options.  It would also be registered with Ofsted. In addition, pupil-led funding will follow the child for the time spent away from their school.

There will be a formal consultation on these plans prior to any final decision. This will run for 6 weeks to midday on Tuesday 6 July and would welcome your comments via the following survey response form:

Consultation response form

There is also a separate response form for children and young people

Children and young persons Consultation response form

Read the full Cabinet report (opens in a new window)

Download: Statutory Consultation on Review of Medical Education Provision - May 2021 (PDF)

Should you have any questions prior to the full consultation, please contact us at