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Local Area SEND Inspection outcome

Buckinghamshire’s joint area SEND inspection outcome

Ofsted and the CQC conducted their inspection of services for children and young people with SEND in March 2022. The inspectors evaluated how effectively we:

  1. identify the needs of children and young people with SEND
  2. assess and meet the needs of children and young people with SEND
  3. ensure positive outcomes for children and young people with SEND

The views of children and young people with SEND and the views of their parents and carers were gathered during visits to a number of early years settings, schools, colleges and specialist services. These views were critical to the inspection process.

During the inspection, Ofsted and CQC inspectors were keen to speak to as many children and young people and their parents and carers as possible.

Read the SEND inspection report outcome [PDF, 110 KB]

Inspection focus on the effectiveness of the local area since the introduction of reforms in September 2014

While the inspectors understand that many parents and carers may have views on their experiences that extend back several years, the focus of the inspection was on the effectiveness of the local area since the introduction of reforms in September 2014.

Information on local area duties toward children and young people with SEND can be found on the Department for Education’s website.