Ofsted and CQC Cumbria SEND Services revisit

This page it to inform Parent carers across cumbria about the Ofsted revsit outcome, as well as, providing them with the evidence we sumbitted as a forum. As a Parent Carer forum we could only comment on what we had evidence from as a cumbria wide parent voice.




About the revisit

Between 5 December 2022 and 8 December 2022, Ofsted and the Care Quality Commission (CQC) revisited the area of Cumbria to inspect the Joint Area Send Provision. This revisit was to decide whether sufficient progress has been made in addressing the nine areas of significant weakness identified in the inspection report letter published on 22 May 2019.

watch our video to find out about the 9 area’s of significant weaknesses and what they mean
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Following this revisit, a report has now been published stating that sufficient progress has been made to address seven of the identified areas of significant weakness. The report found that two areas had not made sufficient progress and that further work must be done to improve these areas.
The two area’s included:
  • A lack of trust and faith in the local area’s work from too many parents and
  • Weaknesses in the approach to supporting the emotional health and well-being of children and young people with SEND, particularly those with
    autism spectrum disorder (ASD) who face challenges in relation to their
    social, emotional and mental health.
Click to see Ofsted Revisit report

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