Care Quality Commission
Area SEND inspections: British Sign Language (BSL)
Information for parents and carers
Information for children and young people
Area SEND inspections
Ofsted and CQC jointly inspect local area partnerships to see how well they work together to improve the experiences and outcomes of children and young people with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND). The inspections are carried out in line with the area SEND inspection framework and handbook.
From January 2023, all local area partnerships will receive an inspection under the new area SEND framework. The area SEND inspections under the new framework will follow a continuous cycle of inspections. Local area partnerships are inspected at least once every 5 years.
Areas we will inspect
- Hartlepool Borough Council, 9 March to 17 March 2023 (take part in the Hartlepool Borough Council survey to give your views from 9am 27 February to 9am on 7 March 2023).
- Southend-on-Sea City Council, 2 March to 10 March 2023 (take part in the Southend-on-Sea City Council survey to give your views from 9 am 20 February to 9 am on 28 February 2023).
Read our reports for area SEND inspections.