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Ofsted and CQC County SEND Re-Visit

For the attention of all parents, carers and children with Special
Educational Needs or Disabilities (SEND)

Re-visit of Suffolk issued with a written statement of action for SEND, from Monday 21 January 2019 to Wednesday 23 January 2019.

Ofsted and the Care Quality Commission (CQC) will carry out jointly a re-visit of your local area following the previous inspection of SEND services that took place between 12 December 2016 and 16 December 2016.

The re-visit will evaluate how effectively leaders have addressed the areas of serious weaknesses detailed in the written statement of action (WSOA). During the re-visit, Ofsted and CQC inspectors will be keen to speak to as many children and young people and their parents and carers as possible, specifically about the weaknesses identified in the WSOA.

Inspection findings from December 2016

You can find a copy of the previous inspection findings by clicking here


How can local children, young people, parents and carers contribute their
views during this local area re-visit?

There are several ways in which children, young people, parents and carers can engage with the revisit process and contribute their views. The inspectors will gather the contributions of parents and families through an online survey and a face-to-face open meeting.

1. Parents and carers who would like to take part in this survey can follow this link: Online survey

The survey will open at 12 noon on Monday 14 January 2019 and close at 12 noon on Friday 18 January 2019.

2. An open meeting will take place on Monday 21 January 2019 at 12 noon. The meeting will be at the Elisabeth Room at Suffolk County Council, Endeavour House, 8 Russell Road, Ipswich. IP1 2BX. If you would like to attend this meeting please email Suffolk Parent Carer Network at admin@spcn.org.uk with your name and a phone number so that we can plan for your attendance. Parking: although there is no parking available at Endeavour House there are several public car parks close by. Attendees will be reimbursed for reasonable travel and parking costs in accordance with Suffolk County Council policy. Information about this will be provided at the meeting.

Information gathered during the re-visit

During this re-visit, inspectors may collect information about children and young people in the area. They may look at local area records, speak to area officers and
leaders at educational settings, and speak to children, young people and parents or carers. No names will be recorded, but some of the information collected may
identify a particular child, young person or adult. Ofsted and the CQC will use this information to prepare their re-visit outcomes letter, and for the purposes set out in their privacy notices. No information will be published that identifies any individual in the outcomes letter.

More information can be found here