Guidance: Local area SEND inspections: information for families

Care Quality Commission

January 15
11:58 2020

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) visits

London Borough of Lambeth from 20 to 24 January 2020. The inspection will also include an online webinar to allow other parents and carers in the London Borough of Lambeth local area to contribute.

The webinar will be available on demand between Monday 13 January and midnight on Tuesday 21 January 2020. Please note this webinar can be re-accessed if additional time is required to make comment.

Durham County Council re-visit from 22 to 24 January 2020. Parents and carers can contribute their views through an online survey from Friday 10 January to Tuesday 21 January 2020.

Open meetings, which will focus on areas identified in the WSOA, will take place on:

  • Wednesday 22 January at 6:30pm, Committee Room 2, County Hall, Durham, DH1 5UJ
  • Thursday 23 January at 12:30pm, Stanley Civic Hall, Front Street, Stanley, DH9 0NA
  • Thursday 23 January at 12:30pm, Ash Room, Newton Aycliffe Leisure Centre, Newton Aycliffe, DL5 4EH

Parents and carers can contact their local Parent Carer Forum to request details of how to be part of the discussions between parents and carers and the Ofsted/CQC re-visit team.

Published 9 June 2016
Last updated 15 January 2020 +show all updates
  1. Added dates and links to gather views ahead of a visit to the London Borough of Lambeth and a revisit to Durham County Council.
  2. Added webinar dates and links for Medway Council, Salford City Council and York City Council.
  3. Added dates for Isle of White Council inspection and webinar link.
  4. Added webinar link for parents and carers to share feedback for Central Bedfordshire Council.
  5. 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.
  6. Added dates for City of York Council visit and the link to the feedback survey.
  7. Added visit dates and webinar link for the London Borough of Wandsworth.
  8. Added dates and link for families to give feedback for Coventry City Council.
  9. Added the visit dates The Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead, Oxfordshire County Council and Kingston upon Hull. The feedback s

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