In October 2015 Ofsted and the Care Quality Commission (CQC) launched a consultation on their proposals for inspecting how local areas are meeting their responsibilities to disabled children and young people, and those with special educational needs (SEND). Following the passage of the Children and Families Act 2014, Ofsted and CQC were invited by the Minister for Children Families, Edward Timpson, to formally inspect local areas on their effectiveness in fulfilling their new duties.
“Education is a fundamental human right. Success in education may look very different for different children, but we believe the progress and achievement of all children must be valued equally and celebrated.”
Sean Harford, Ofsted’s National Director for Education, said:
“Inspection is a catalyst for improvement. We have seen that in schools and in other providers, where quality has risen over time. This has benefited hundreds of thousands of young people, giving them the prospect of a brighter future.
“We now turn our attention to the ways in which local areas deliver services for children and young people with special educational needs. We will look carefully at how the local area identifies the needs of young people and scrutinise how well it meets these needs. This includes nurseries, schools and colleges as well as the contribution of specialist services, such as speech therapy and other specialist educational and health services.”
This information has been sourced from the Council for Disabled Children
Please see below for our SEN audit reports: