CQC/Ofsted SEND inspections.  

Over five years, each of the 152 Local Authorities nationally will be inspected as to their effectiveness of identifying and meeting the needs of children and young people with Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities.

This inspection framework is a direct result of the SEND Reforms (The Children & Family's Act, September 2014).  These inspections are once only and will inform government of the strengths and development areas of the Reforms at both a local and national level.  The SEND Reforms became law in September 2014 and the inspection framework was published in April 2016.

Never before has SEND been inspected within Local Authorities.  The inspection framework, plus an accessible version, plus the National Network of Parent Carer Forums (NNPCF) briefing documents are below.  

We commend the NNPCF briefing document as a clear explanation of the purpose of these inspections, and the finding thus far.  

More information will be added to this page over time.  As of today's date (17th April 2018), neither Kingston or Richmond have been inspected.

Letter from Robert Goodwill MP on the first tier tribunal (and the ability to challenge Health & Social Care as well as Education) - October 2017

Local area SEND inspections - One Year On - pub. Ofsted & CQC - October 2017

SEND Implementation Newsletter - September 2017

...and the letter to local authorities from Robert Goodwill MP, Minister of State for Children and Families

London Strategic Managers Network - DfE presentation - 22nd June 2017
SEND Data Update - How are we doing?  A Imich

NNPCF Briefing Document for Forums- March 2017

SEND Local Area Inspection Outcome Letters ref. Leadership & Governance - as of Feb.2017

Joint Inspections of SEND - plain english / accessible version - June 2016

CQC / Ofsted SEND Inspections Framework - April 2016