A new approach to area SEND inspections - Your Views Needed

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Ofsted and the Care Quality Commission seek your views on proposed changes to the way they jointly inspect area SEND arrangements from 2023.

This consultation closes at 11:45pm on 11 September 2022

The consultation seeks your views on proposed changes to the way Ofsted and the Care Quality Commission (CQC) jointly inspect local area partnerships to assess how they work together to improve the experiences and outcomes of children and young people who have special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND).

They are seeking the widest possible range of views from those who have an interest in, or expertise relating to, disability, special educational needs (SEN) and/or alternative provision.  Ofsted particularly want to hear from children and young people who have SEND, and their parents and carers. They are also keen to hear from local authorities, clinical commissioning groups, professionals and practitioners involved in the commissioning and delivery of services to children and young people with SEND.

Children and young people’s consultation

Oftsted and CQC are also keen to hear from children and young people who have SEND and have set up a dedicated young person’s consultation page. This is where young people can access information that is relevant to them and give their views.

Respond to the consultation

You can submit your response to the consultation by accessing  Formal consultation: a new approach to area SEND inspections (smartsurvey.co.uk)

Page last reviewed: 23/08/2022

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