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OFSTED and CQC Inspection of SEND

Ofsted and the Care Quality Commission (CQC) will carry out a joint inspection of SEND during the 10th-14th June 2019.

Under the Children and Families Act 2014, the government placed new duties on the local health, social and education services providing for children and young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND).

The inspection will evaluate how effectively the local area:

  • identifies the needs of children and young people with SEND
  • meets the needs of these children and young people so that their outcomes and chances of participating fully in society improve

Views of children and young people.

The views of children and young people with SEND, and the views of their parents and carers will be gathered during the inspection. These views are critical to the inspection process.

You can contribute in several ways:

The inspection will include an online recorded webinar to allow Merton’s parents and carers of children with SEND to contribute. The webinar will take place from 12 noon on Monday 3rd June 2019 until 11:59pm on Tuesday 11th June 2019.

Parents and carers who would like to take part in this webinar can follow this internet link to register:

Through Kids First, Merton’s Parent Forum.

Contributions can also be emailed to   

To find out more about the inspection process you can read the letter in the downloads section on this webpage.

There will be a face to face group meeting between Ofsted & CQC Inspectors and parent carers who wish to share their views and experiences in using SEND services.


Tuesday June 11th 2019

11.45am - 1pm at the Chaucer Centre Morden

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