Special education needs and disability (SEND)

Joint Area SEND inspection in Hounslow

Written Statement of Action Approved

Hounslow’s joint Ofsted and Care Quality Commission (CQC) Local Area SEND inspection took place between 28 February 2022 and 4 March 2022, to judge the effectiveness and implementation of the special educational needs and disability reforms as set out in the Children and Families Act 2014. The full report can be found here: 50184649 (ofsted.gov.uk)

The report recognised several strengths across the education, health and social care system, in particular the work carried out locally during the pandemic, however the inspection concluded that there were four significant areas for improvement which required Hounslow Council and the NW London Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) to submit a Written Statement of Action (WSOA), setting out what they will do to improve outcomes for children and young people.

The message and findings from the inspection have been heard and accepted by both organisations and together we are committed to working in partnership with other local services to make significant improvements.

Details of all the action that will be taken, including how progress will be measured, are set out in full in the WSOA.

The document has been produced in collaboration with NHS North West London Integrated Care System, the Hounslow Parent Carer Forum and Public Health, so that all key partners are working together with urgency and determination to address these areas of focus.

In addition, we worked with our schools and settings, our young people, and other groups of parents and carers because we recognise that co-production, shared ownership, and commitment across all elements of the system is essential to our success in achieving these improvements.

The Written Statement of Action was approved by Ofsted and CQC on 16 September 2022. The full document can be found here.

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