Local Area Inspection
The Department for Education has asked Ofsted and the Care Quality Commission (CQC) to inspect local areas on their effectiveness in fulfilling their new SEND duties.
“The Handbook and Framework for the Ofsted/CQC Inspection of Local Area Responsibilities relating the SEND were published in April 2016. We are currently working with a multi-agency group to ensure we have all the elements on place that we will require for a future inspection based on the guidance within these publications. This is focussed primarily on administrative preparation at present, though the findings of our Self-Assessment activity and parent and carer consultation will of course inform our future joint planning under the SEND Transformation programme in due course, as part of an ongoing cycle of improvement” (Handbook and Framework can be downloaded from this page).