Update: 31 December 2019:
Joint local area SEND inspection in Essex
Between 30 September 2019 and 4 October 2019, Ofsted and the Care Quality Commission (CQC), conducted a joint inspection of the local area of Essex to judge the effectiveness of the area in implementing the disability and special educational needs reforms as set out in the Children and Families Act 2014.
The inspection was jointly led by one of Her Majesty’s Inspectors (HMI) from Ofsted and a CQC inspector.
You can download a copy of their report dated 17 November 2019 here
Joint communication statement from Essex County Council and the five Essex Clinical Comm issioning Groups:
Essex County Council and the five Essex Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) fully accept the outcome of the Ofsted/CQC inspection of the local area’s effectiveness in implementing the disability and special educational needs reforms (as set out in the Children and Families Act 2014). Prior to the inspection we had already begun an improvement and development journey as our own self-assessment had identified significant areas that require improvement; this was confirmed by the inspection. We see the report as a constructive part of this journey and take seriously the need to address, and improve on, all the weaknesses that were identified. We are all ready for the challenge ahead and are committed to improving our SEND services for Essex children, young people and their families.”
Update 24 September 2019: