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Ofsted/CQC Report for the Joint area SEND inspection in Torbay

Please see the Ofsted/CQC Report for the Joint area SEND inspection in Torbay.

Between 15 November 2021 and 19 November 2021, Ofsted and the Care Quality Commission (CQC) conducted a joint inspection of the local area of Torbay to judge the effectiveness of the area in implementing the special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND) reforms as set out in the Children and Families Act 2014.

The findings which were published on Thursday 13 January 2022 has regrettably identified significant weaknesses in services for children with SEND and says council and NHS partners must do better.

The partnership fully accepts the findings of the report and the local authority and the NHS Devon Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) will prepare a Written Statement of Action to explain how we will address the identified areas of concern to improve outcomes for children and young people.

The report does recognise areas of progress including greater stability in children’s services and specialist school settings that provide strong services.

We would like to reassure children, young people, families and carers that we remain focused and dedicated to ensuring that when necessary you are offered quality and appropriate SEND services.