Lincolnshire

Ofsted & CQC inspecting Lincolnshire special needs services

Ofsted and CQC will be inspecting in Lincolnshire throughout next week looking at every part of the system that affects children and special educational needs.

As previously reported, educators in North East Lincolnshire were told they are falling short of the required standards for special needs and disabled children.

Inspections in July this year found that the Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) institutions in the area require further improvement.

Now Ofsted and CQC will inspect Lincolnshire institutions from October 1 to 5.

There is also a chance to register for the Lincolnshire webinar here between September 24 and October 2 where parents and carers can respond to poll questions.

This will be the first time that the county has been inspected in this way.

How the inspections work

During the course of the five-day inspection inspectors will meet managers and leaders from the area’s education, health and social care services and look at young people’s case files.

The support provided by the local area for some individual children and young people will be reviewed and inspectors will also visit early years settings, schools, further education providers and specialist services.

Inspectors will also spend time speaking to children, young people and their parents and carers during these visits.

They will look for evidence of how children and young people with special educational needs or disabilities, or both, are identified and how their needs are assessed and met and how they are supported.

The inspection team will evaluate all the evidence gathered and Ofsted and CQC will write a joint inspection outcome letter, which will detail the main findings, make recommendations for improvement and highlight strengths and areas to improve.