OFSTED and CQC inspection
Ofsted and the Care Quality Commission (CQC) will carry out jointly a re-visit of the local area from 4 October 2021 to 6 October 2021. The re-visit will evaluate how effectively leaders have addressed the areas of serious weaknesses detailed in the written statement of action (WSOA). A re-visit letter has been sent parents and carers detailing what the re-visit will evaulate.
Ofsted and the Care Quality Commission (CQC) conducted a joint inspection of Derby in June 2019 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 identified a number of areas of significant weakness. These were set out in a letter published on the Ofsted website on 19 August 2019.
Our Local Area Written Statement of Action (WSOA) has been developed by speaking to, and working with, parents and carers to ensure children, young people and their families are at the heart of everything we do to secure the best possible outcomes, reach their potential and thrive into adulthood.
This involved a range of engagement and feedback events with parents, carers, front line staff and all partners to discuss areas that need improvement and actions to improve our Local Area SEND arrangements.
We positively welcome the news that our plans have been approved by Ofsted and the CQC, and are fully committed to ensuring we deliver on the actions we have set out. We look forward to working closely with children, parents and carers to co-produce Derby’s SEND improvement journey.
Evonne Williams, Cabinet Member for Children and Young People Services
We’re very pleased the CQC and Ofsted fully support our partnership plan to work closely with children and young people and their families, helping everyone who uses SEND services make the most of their opportunities and potential. By working together we can continue to learn and grow, build on successes and strive towards our shared SEND vision of offering the best possible services.
Dr Chris Clayton, Chief Executive Officer of NHS Derby and Derbyshire Clinical Commissioning Group
Read the full Derby City Local Area Written Statement of Action 2019.