Guidance

Local area SEND inspection: framework

Ofsted and CQC jointly inspect local areas to see how well they fulfil their responsibilities for children and young people with special educational needs and/or disabilities.

Documents

The framework for the inspection of local areas’ effectiveness in identifying and meeting the needs of children and young people who have special educational needs and/or disabilities

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The framework for the inspection of local areas’ effectiveness in identifying and meeting the needs of children and young people who have special educational needs and/or disabilities

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Details

This framework sets out the inspection principles of local area inspections and should be read alongside the handbook.

Local areas can share the leaflet about the SEND inspections with children and young people and parents and carers.