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Ofsted and CQC ‘One Year On Report’

November 1, 2017

Ofsted and Care Quality Commission have this month launched their “One Year On” report.

This report is a reflection on their findings from the first 30 SEND area joint inspections to have been carried out in year one by the inspectorates. These inspections are designed to look at the response local areas are demonstrating to the SEND Reforms of 2014 and their practices. They focus on some key themes:

  • Identification of needs and how these needs are then met to improve outcomes for children and young people with SEND
  • Joint working practices including the contribution of health, education, and social care services to children and young people with SEND
  • The preparation of children and young people with SEND for adult life

In Spring 2017, the NNPCF raised eight areas of concern with Ofsted/CQC based on feedback from our members through a series of interactions with inspection teams and inspectorate directors. We are pleased that seven of these have been picked up in the one year on report. Short Breaks is the outlier however, we will be unpicking this further with joint the inspectorate and the DfE in the coming weeks.