Guidance: Local area SEND inspections: information for families

Care Quality Commission

November 20
09:31 2019

Joint inspections of local area special educational needs or disabilities (or both) provision

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Ofsted and the Care Quality Commission (CQC) inspect local areas together to see how effectively they fulfil their responsibilities for children and young people with special educational needs and/or disabilities.

Ofsted and CQC carry out inspections in line with the Local area special educational needs and disabilities inspection framework and Local area special educational needs and disabilities inspection handbook for inspectors.

Ofsted and the Care Quality Commission (CQC) will carry out an inspection of Isle of Wight Council from 25 to 29 November 2019. Parents and carers can give feedback on our webinar from 18 to 26 November.

Published 9 June 2016
Last updated 20 November 2019 +show all updates
  1. Added dates for Isle of White Council inspection and webinar link.
  2. Added webinar link for parents and carers to share feedback for Central Bedfordshire Council.
  3. The local area SEND inspection of the City of York will no longer take place Monday 11th November to Friday 15th November 2019. Ofsted and the Care Quality Commission will announce the details of a revised inspection date in due course.
  4. Added dates for City of York Council visit and the link to the feedback survey.
  5. Added visit dates and webinar link for the London Borough of Wandsworth.
  6. Added dates and link for families to give feedback for Coventry City Council.
  7. Added the visit dates The Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead, Oxfordshire County Council and Kingston upon Hull. The feedback survey dates and links are also available for families and cares to give their views.
  8. Added dates and webinar link for Essex County Council.
  9. Added links to gather views ahead of a visit to the London Borough of Bromley and a revisit to Oldham Metropolitan Borough Council.
  10. Added dates and webinar links for Portsmouth City Council, London Borough of Harrow and Middlesbrough Borough Council.
  11. Added dates and webinar link for South Tyneside Metropolitan Borough Council.
  12. Added dates and webinar links for Merton and Peterborough.

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