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Local area SEND inspections: information for families

Information for families about inspections of local area services for children and young people with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND).

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Joint inspections of local area special educational needs or disabilities (or both) provision

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Inspections

Information for families

Ofsted and the Care Quality Commission (CQC) inspect local areas together to see how effectively they fulfil their responsibilities for children and young people with special educational needs and/or disabilities.

Ofsted and CQC carry out inspections in line with the Local area special educational needs and disabilities inspection framework and Local area special educational needs and disabilities inspection handbook for inspectors.

Published 9 June 2016
Last updated 1 October 2018 + show all updates
  1. Added inspection dates and webinar details for Milton Keynes.
  2. Added inspection dates and webinar details for Lincolnshire, Southend-on-Sea and Northumberland.
  3. Added inspection dates and webinars links for North East Lincolnshire
  4. Added inspection dates and webinars links for London Borough of Southwark and Birmingham City Council.
  5. Added date and webinar link for Wigan inspection.
  6. Added date and webinar link for Redbridge inspection.
  7. Added inspection dates and webinar link for West Berkshire.
  8. Added inspection dates and webinar link for North Somerset.
  9. Added details of upcoming inspection of Newcastle Upon Tyne.
  10. Added inspection dates and webinar for Leicester.
  11. Added inspection information and webinar for Cheshire East.
  12. Details of SEND inspection of City of London Corporation 12 to 16 March, and details of webinar on 9 March added.
  13. Added details of an upcoming local area SEND inspection for Worcestershire.
  14. Upcoming inspection of Redcar and Cleveland local area added.
  15. Upcoming inspection of London Borough of Havering added.
  16. Added details of an upcoming local area SEND inspection for West Sussex.
  17. First published.