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Ofsted and Care Quality Commission: Open consultation Local area SEND consultation


The inspection of local areas’ effectiveness in identifying and meeting the needs of children and young people who are disabled and have special educational needs.

This is a consultation on Ofsted and the Care Quality Commission’s proposals for inspecting how effectively local areas fulfil their responsibilities towards children and young people who are disabled and/or have special educational needs under section 20 of the Children Act 2004. The consultation document sets out the principles under which the 2 inspectorates propose to undertake these joint inspections.

We are seeking the widest possible range of views from those who have an interest in, or expertise relating to disability and special educational needs. We particularly want to hear from disabled young people and those who have special educational needs and their parents and carers.

A further version of this consultation is provided to support the contribution of young people.


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