News alert from the Council for Disabled Children
Ofsted and the Care Quality Commission (CQC) have just launched a consultation on their proposals for inspecting how local areas are meeting their responsibilities to disabled children and young people, and those with special educational needs (SEND).
Following the passage of the Children and Families Act 2014, Ofsted and CQC were invited by the Minister for Children Families, Edward Timpson, to formally inspect local areas on their effectiveness in fulfilling their new duties. The new inspection framework is expected to be in place by May 2016.
The consultation seeks views on a number of proposals for the new inspection arrangements, including how children and young people with SEN and disabilities and their parents can be involved and what information should be considered in the inspection process.
The consultation will run for 3 months and will close on 4th January 2016.
The consultation is online at https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/local-area-send-consultation