GOV.UK Matt Rooney
Ofsted: What happens on a joint LA SEND inspection?
Ofsted and CQC (Care Quality Commission) jointly inspect LA SEND (local area special educational needs and disabilities) provision over a 5-day period. During these 5 days, we look at how well providers and commissioners in the local area work together. How do they identify, assess and meet the needs of children and young people with SEND (aged 0 to 25)? What difference does this make to how well prepared a young person with SEND is to live a happy, healthy and fulfilled life? Here, Matt Rooney, Ofsted Inspector (OI) talks about what happens on these inspections.