The Department for Education (DfE) and the Department of Health have jointly commissioned Ofsted and the Care Qualities Commission to inspect SEND arrangements in each local area. Proposals for when and how those inspections are undertaken are the subject
of a public consultation process. Statutory groups, voluntary groups and individual service users / members of the public are invited to respond directly to Ofsted and CQC to help inform the development of an inspection programme. In addition to the consultation,
pilot inspections are taking place across the country. The consultation itself closes on 4th January 2016, with publication of final guidance soon afterward. Inspections of local areas begin in may 2016, and Bradford is expected to be among the first group
of areas selected for Ofsted / CQC attention.
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