LOCAL SEND INSPECTION

Local Area SEND Inspections

All Local Areas in England are jointly inspected by Ofsted and the Care Quality Commission (CQQ) to monitor the implementation of the SEND reforms and the delivery of positive outcomes for children and young people with SEND. The inspection team focus on the following key areas:

  • How effectively the local area identifies children and young people who have SEND.
  • How effectively the local area meets the needs and improves the outcomes of children and young people with SEND.
  • The effectiveness of the local area on improving outcomes for children and young people with SEND (0 to 25).

Inspectors evaluate how education, health and social care services work together in the best interests of children and young people; how services work together to support transition to adulthood and how effectively the local area considers the views of children and young people who have SEND and their families in planning provision.

The Warwickshire Local Area inspection took place from 12th-16th July 2021. Following the inspection, Ofsted and CQC published a report in the form of an outcome letter. 

The outcome of the inspection is that the local area is required to produce and submit a Written Statement of Action to Ofsted that explains how the local area will tackle the following areas of significant weakness:

  • the waiting times for ASD assessments, and weaknesses in the support for children and young people awaiting assessment and following diagnosis of ASD
  • the fractured relationships with parents and carers and lack of clear communication and co-production at a strategic level
  • the incorrect placement of some children and young people with EHC plans in specialist settings, and mainstream school leaders’ understanding of why this needs to be addressed
  • the lack of uptake of staff training for mainstream primary and secondary school staff to help them understand and meet the needs of children and young people with SEND
  • the quality of the online local offer

We are working with Warwickshire County Council and Coventry and Warwickshire Clinical Commissioning Group to produce this document and it will be submitted to Ofsted by 24th December 2021.

About us

We are a voluntary group of parent carers, all experts by experience, with a lived understanding of how challenging life can be raising a child with additional needs and / or disabilities.

Our aim is to gather the voices of Warwickshire parent carers and let these be heard to ensure that services meet the needs of our children and our families.

Join Us

You can become a Member of Warwickshire Parent Carer Voice if you have a child age 0-25 with any Special Educational Need or Disability (whether they have a diagnosis or not) and you live in or access services for your child in Warwickshire.

OUR STRENGTH IS IN OUR NUMBERS

Volunteer

We run almost entirely on volunteers, our Steering Group, our Parent Reps and those who help out at events or coffee mornings or with admin. We need you to help us build Warwickshire Parent Carer Voice into an organisation that can make a difference in shaping co-produced services, taking into account the needs and preferences of parent carers of children and young people with SEND.

Links & Support

Help us build this into the ultimate signposting resource so that the parent carers in Warwickshire can find all the information they need quickly.

What We've done

Find out what your Parent Carer Forum is up to and what’s been happening for families of children and young people with SEND in Warwickshire.

News & Events

Happy Christmas

Happy Christmas

Wishing all our families and supporters a Happy Christmas and best wishes for 2022. We will be taking a break (as soon as the Written Statement of Action has been sent to Ofsted) and will be back in the New Year.

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Feedback Survey

Feedback Survey

Do you have some feedback for us? Something making you ? Our new feedback survey is now open for you to let us know your current experiences as they happen. This will be open permanently and the responses will be reviewed monthly and will used to help us understand...

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Autism in schools project

Autism in schools project

We are really pleased that Warwickshire is working together with Coventry, Birmingham and Solihull to be part of the Autism in Schools pilot. This project will work with two mainstream secondary schools in each Local Authority area. Our Autism in Schools Project aims...

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PRIORITIES SURVEY RESULTS

PRIORITIES SURVEY RESULTS

Thank you to everyone who completed our survey, you can read our full summary here. The survey of parent carers was carried out between 12th and 22nd October 2021 to find out parent carers views on the SEND inspection report. Parent Carers were asked what they thought...

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WPCV PARENT CARER PANEL

WPCV PARENT CARER PANEL

Today we launched our new Warwickshire Parent Carer Voice (WPCV) Panel. This an online community of WPCV members that is used to help the Steering Group with wider coproduction / opinion gathering and for sharing opportunities for further involvement. Any member of...

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Partnership Agreement signed

Partnership Agreement signed

Our very first co-produced document has finally been signed off by the representatives from Warwickshire County Council and Coventry and Warwickshire Clinical Commissioning Group. We started working on this back in the spring and held sessions with various members of...

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Inspection letter published

Inspection letter published

The Local Area SEND inspection report is now published, you can view it here.   The local area is now required to produce and submit a Written Statement of Action toOfsted that explains how the local area will tackle the following areas of significantweakness:...

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welcome to wpcv

welcome to wpcv

As a new forum starting from scratch it’s a lot of relationship building and working out which meetings our partners want us to attend and where we think we should be involved to influence the decisions being taken.   There is a lot to take in and we are...

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