Ofsted raises ‘important considerations’ about particular schooling wants provision for youngsters in Warwickshire

Ofsted inspectors have expressed “significant concerns” about the effectiveness of the SEND service for children in Warwickshire.

This is one of the findings of an Ofsted and the Care Quality Commission on SEND services in Warwickshire.

The report highlighted a number of areas that need to be addressed, such as: B. Waiting times for the assessment of Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD).

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The report also suggests that more work needs to be done with parents and carers, and that schools need access to more staff training to help them address the needs of children and adolescents with SEND. to understand and meet

Parents protesting went on the Shire Hall steps to voice their concerns during the inspection.

One mother told Coventry Live that she barely recognizes her son because he is so introverted because he does not have access to the right school.

Due to the problems raised in the report, the district council now has to issue a written statement.

This must show how all partners will work together to improve services for children and young people in Warwickshire.

The report was not all negative, and the authors commended the area leaders’ dedication to improving outcomes for children and adolescents with SEND.

It also means that current leaders have the expertise, drive, determination and commitment to improve health, education and care outcomes for all children and adolescents with SEND.

Work already underway to implement an ambitious program of change in response to the review was also recognized.

“We recognize that there is still more to be done”

Councilor Jeff Morgan, Cabinet Member for Education and Children’s Services, said, “As a local area, we are determined and focused to implement our plans to meet the needs of all children and young people with SEND.

“I am pleased that the inspectors recognized the leadership’s commitment in Warwickshire and confirmed that we have the right plan with the Send and Inclusion Change Program.

“However, we recognize that there is more to be done and we know there are several areas where we need to get better and improve the services we offer.

“As in many places in the country, we have been asked to produce a written statement of measures detailing how these improvements will be made. The statement will be prepared over the next few weeks with input from our colleagues in Education, Health, Welfare, Warwickshire Parent Carer Voice and other key stakeholders.

“Our plan of action will be robust and we will work rigorously and rapidly to ensure that changes are made that will help us improve and enhance the SEND offering in Warwickshire.”

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He continued, “SEND is a key priority and the work we have done on our SEND and Inclusion Change program has been recognized as the right plan to address key issues to ensure changes are made.

He said there were ambitious plans to improve outcomes for children and teenagers with SEND, including building a new school and providing resources.

He added that the Council will also “provide clear avenues of support, reform our decision-making bodies and ensure our systems are sustainable, will help us really change the way SEND supports children and young people in” Warwickshire. “

What changes are already being made?

The SEND and Inclusion Change Program is a three-year program designed to ensure that every young person with SEND has the knowledge, skills, and qualifications they need to live a happy, healthy, and fulfilling life.

The child-friendly Warwickshire program received the go-ahead from the Cabinet of Warwickshire County Council in March 2021 and is part of a broader £ 12 million program to change the way child and family services in the county work.

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