Thurrock Council and Thurrock Clinical Commissioning Group are being inspected by Ofsted and the Care Quality Commission on the services they provide for children with special educational needs. Parents and carers are invited to provide feedback and contribute. An online webinar, details below, shows parents how they can take part.
The online recorded webinar to allow Thurrock Council’s parents and carers of children with special educational needs and/or disabilities to contribute. The webinar will take place from 12noon on Monday 25 February 2019 until 11:59pm on Tuesday 05 March 2019. Parents and carers who would like to take part in this webinar can follow this internet link to register: http://bit.ly/LASENDWebinarThurrockCouncil.
Parents and carers can contact their local Parent Carer Forum to request details of how they can attend to the discussions held between parents and carers and the Ofsted/CQC inspection team. The local authority must also provide details of this meeting.
Details about the local area SEND inspection will be available on your local authority’s website and distributed through the local area’s Clinical Commissioning Group/s (CCGs). Information about how children and young people with SEND can share their views about the local area’s effectiveness should be included in the local offer.
Important information for parent and carers
While we understand that many parents and carers may have views on their experience that extend before the implementation of the SEN reforms in September 2014, it is important that the views that are shared with inspectors relate to experiences from this date onwards.
We would also like parents and carers to understand that we will not be able to follow up or comment upon individual cases. The inspection team will consider all communication from parents as part of the evidence when evaluating the effectiveness of the local area.
Information on local area duties toward children and young people with SEND can be found on the Department for Education’s website: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/send-guide-for-parents-and-carers.