Guidance

Local area SEND inspection: guidance for inspectors

Guidance for inspecting how well local areas support children and young people with special educational needs and/or disabilities.

Documents

The handbook 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 handbook 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 handbook is primarily a guide for inspectors on how to carry out local area inspections. The handbook should also support local areas in their self-evaluation and ongoing improvement.

It should be read alongside the framework.

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