Written Statement of Action (WSoA)
Following the Ofsted and Care Quality Commissions SEND inspection in February and March 2022, Buckinghamshire was required to submit an action plan. This plan addressed 3 areas of significant weakness identified by the inspection team. These areas relate to therapies, community paediatrics and the neuro-developmental pathway for children and young people with ADHD and ASD.
A multi-agency group pulled together the action plan following a series of stakeholder workshops held during June and July. These were attended by:
- health, education and social care professionals
- voluntary and community sector representatives
- parent/carer representatives
The action plan, also known as a 'Written Statement of Action', was approved by Ofsted in late August 2022. We will meet regularly with the Department for Education and NHS England as we implement the plan.
The Written Statement of Action is part of our wider SEND improvement programme. It sits alongside some other priority areas for improvement, for example, how we support young people with SEND to prepare for adulthood.