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 worked with Warwickshire County Council and Coventry & Warwickshire Clinical Commissioning Group to develop the Written Statement of Action which can be found here.

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.

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Continence service

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SEND AND ALTERNATIVE PROVISION GREEN PAPER

SEND AND ALTERNATIVE PROVISION GREEN PAPER

We are working with Solihull Parent Carer Voice and Birmingham Parent Carer Forum to put on a session about the SEND Green Paper at 10am on Tuesday 14th June - if you want to know more, have any questions etc please do come along. To register please scan the QR code...

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Carer’s Week

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This week is Carer's Week and the theme is about making caring visible, valued and supported. So this is our 'big shout out' to all the parent carers in Warwickshire.

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We had a great time meeting parents at the Act for Autism Conference on Saturday. We asked parent carers what they wanted people to know about their autistic children and have gathered this in this graphic which we have shared with the commissioners.

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Home School Transport

Home School Transport

29th March 2022 10.30am-12pm Online (zoom) FREE Book here Find out more about your child's rights to home to school transport (including for post-16 and post-19)

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SEND Survey

SEND Survey

Our 2022 SEND Survey is now live. Local education, health and social care services work together to provide services for children and young people who have special education needs and / or disabilities (SEND) and their families. Warwickshire Parent Carer Voice wants...

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Written Statement of ACtion

Written Statement of ACtion

Following the Ofsted and Care Quality Commission (CQC) local area inspection of Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities (SEND) in July 2021, Warwickshire County Council and Coventry and Warwickshire Clinical Commissioning Group in conjunction with Warwickshire...

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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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