Cumbria LSCB 5 Minute Briefing - SEND Ofsted/CQC Inspection confirmed to start next week

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lscb 5 min briefing

SEND Ofsted/CQC inspection confirmed to start next week


This morning the Lead Ofsted inspector has informed Cumbria County Council and the CCG's that inspectors will be on site in Cumbria from next Monday, 18th March, to carry out the SEND Local Area Inspection. The inspection will be one week long and there will be 3 Ofsted inspectors and 2 CQC.

The inspection will focus on the effectiveness of local areas in fulfilling their new duties regarding provision of support for children and young people with special educational needs and/or disabilities contained in the Children and Families Act 2014. 

This inspection will look at SEND provision from the Local Authority, Health, schools, early years settings, colleges and the voluntary sector.

Please be aware that you or members of your team may be contacted at short notice over coming weeks to attend focus groups or respond to requests for information/evidence – thank you in advance for your co-operation with this. 

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