Local area SEND inspection framework and guidance launched

This week Ofsted and the Care Quality Commission (CQC) have published their local area SEND inspection framework and guidance for inspectors. Its publication follows the new duties on local areas brought about by the Children and Families Act 2014. These documents provide a framework and guidance for inspectors assessing the effectiveness of local areas in fulfilling these new duties. The guidance can also be used support local areas in evaluating their practices and to encourage ongoing improvement. 

Click on the links below to access the framework and guidance.  

Local area SEND inspection: framework

Local area SEND inspection: guidance for inspectors