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OFSTED CQC INSPECTION OF SEND

Inspection of Birmingham local area’s effectiveness in identifying and

meeting the needs of, and improving outcomes for, children and young

people who have special educational needs and/or disabilities from 25

June to 29 June 2018.

Ofsted and the Care Quality Commission (CQC) will carry out jointly an inspection of

your local area. Under the Children and Families Act 2014, the government placed

new duties on the local health, social and education services that provide for children

and young people with special educational needs and/or disabilities. The inspection

will evaluate how effectively the local area:

 identifies the needs of children and young people who have special

educational needs and/or disabilities

 meets the needs of these children and young people so that their outcomes

and chances of participating fully in society improve.

The views of children and young people who have special educational needs and/or

disabilities, and the views of their parents and carers will be gathered during visits to

a number of early years settings, schools, colleges and specialist services. These

views are critical to the inspection process. During the inspection, Ofsted and CQC

inspectors will be keen to speak to as many children and young people and their

parents and carers as possible although Inspectors will not be visiting your child’s

provision

The inspection will also include an online webinar to allow other Birmingham City

Council parents and carers to contribute. The webinar will take place at 13:30pm on

Thursday 21 June and also at 13:30pm on Friday 22 June 2018 . It will led by the

lead inspector, who will ask parents and carers about their views and experiences on

how effectively Birmingham City Council is fulfilling the above responsibilities.

An additional webinar has also been planned for 1.30pm on Thursday 21 June.

If you would like to take part in this webinar then please follow this internet link

http://bit.ly/Birminghamlasend21June for Thursday

or this one for Friday

http://bit.ly/Birminghamlasend.

During this inspection, the inspectors will collect information about children and

young people in the area. They will be looking at local area records, speaking to area

officers and leaders at educational settings, and speaking to children, young people

and parents or carers. No names will be recorded, but some of the information

Ofsted

Agora

6 Cumberland Place

Nottingham

NG1 6HJ

T 0300 123 1231

Textphone 0161 618 8524

enquiries@ofsted.gov.uk

www.gov.uk/ofsted

lasend.support@ofsted.gov.uk

collected may be capable of identifying a particular child, young person or adult.

Ofsted and CQC will use this information to prepare their report, and for the

purposes set out in their privacy notices. No information will be published that

identifies any individual in the inspection report.

More information is available in the Ofsted and CQC privacy notices which can be

found here:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/ofsted-privacy-notices/social-careofsted-

privacy-notice#local-area-send-inspections

http://www.cqc.org.uk/about-us/our-policies/privacy-statement.

Ofsted’s Data Protection Officer is the Director, Digital and Information who may be

contacted at informationrequest@ofsted.gov.uk. CQC’s Data Protection Officer is the

Head of Governance and Legal Services who may be contacted at

information.access@cqc.org.uk

While we understand that many parents and carers may have views on their

experience that extend before the introduction of the reforms in September 2014, it

is important that this date is used as the start for gathering evidence about the

impact of the reforms. We would also like parents and carers to understand that we

will not be able to follow up or comment upon individual cases.

Information on local area duties toward children and young people with special

educational needs and/or disabilities can be found on the Department for Education’s

website: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/send-guide-for-parents-andcarers.

Yours sincerely

Simon Mosley