Inspection of Wolverhampton City Council from Monday 20 September to Friday 24 September 2021.
Ofsted and the Care Quality Commission (CQC) will carry out jointly, an inspection of your local area. The Children and Families Act 2014 places duties on the local health, social care and education services that provide for children and young people with SEND. The inspection will evaluate how effectively the local area:
- identifies the needs of children and young people with SEND
- meets the needs of these children and young people so that their outcomes and chances of participating fully in society improve.
The views of children and young people with SEND, and the views of their parents and carers will be gathered during visits to a number of early years settings, schools, colleges and specialist services. These views are critical to the inspection process. During the inspection, Ofsted and CQC inspectors will be keen to speak to as many children and young people and their parents and carers as possible.
Parents and carers who would like to take part and share their experiences with the inspectors can follow this link to complete the survey: https://www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/WolverhamptonCityCouncilLASENDInspection/ .
We strongly recommend that, before completing the survey, parents and carers watch the short video at the start of the survey which gives information about the inspection and what inspectors will focus on.
For more information on the inspection and how you can be involved please head to our News page
Now is the perfect opportunity and time for you to have your say and share your thoughts with SEND inspectors to really make a difference for SEND families in Wolverhampton, they need to know what is working well for your child/young person and family and what you feel needs improving.
Ofsted and the Care Quality Commission are carrying out a week-long inspection starting on Monday (20 September) to assess the impact and effectiveness of services for children and young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) in Wolverhampton.
Since May 2017, Ofsted and the Care Quality Commission have inspected 117 areas of which half were asked to write and produce a statement of action to Her Majesty's Inspectors and were revisited 18 to 24 months after the initial inspection. Over the last 2 years the inspectors have revisited 21 areas where they have identified significant weaknesses. Of those issues identified as not working two thirds have been tackled.
Inspectors want to get views from as many people as possible, and are encouraging children, young people and their families to get involved and share their experiences, both about services that have worked well and where there have been issues with support.
Voice4Parents would love to see as many of our parent carers as possible at the online meetings with inspectors as possible, which are being held via Microsoft Teams.
Monday 6pm-7pm, there are the following meetings:
- Meeting for parents and carers of a child who accesses SEND support; to join, click https://bit.ly/39cPLSY
- Meeting for parents and carers of a child who has an Education and Health Care Plan; to join, click https://bit.ly/3lzAW2R
- Meeting for children and young people with special educational needs or disabilities; to join, click https://bit.ly/3nCzfnE
Tuesday 12-1pm there are the following meetings:
- Meeting for parents of young adults aged 19-25 with SEND; to join, click https://bit.ly/3tLEoe6
- Meeting for parents of young people aged 12-18 with SEND; to join, click https://bit.ly/3nBLocH
- Meeting for parents of children aged 0-11 with SEND; to join, click https://bit.ly/2VKmig3
Wednesday 6.30pm-7.30pm there are the following meetings:
- Meeting for parents and carers of a child who accesses SEND support; to join, click https://bit.ly/2XkhwX6
- Meeting for parents and carers of a child who has an Education and Health Care Plan; to join, click https://bit.ly/3tJg4tA
- Meeting for children and young people with special educational needs or disabilities; to join, click https://bit.ly/3En0QPQ
We would also appreciate Parents and carers taking part in the Ofsted survey, which asks a number of additional questions and includes a short video providing further information about the inspection and how people can help.
For details, please visit https://bit.ly/3nBGMTS. The closing date for comments is Monday 20th September 2021.
Parents and carers can also email comments to inspectors via LASEND.firstname.lastname@example.org
There is also a short survey for children and young people to complete and is available at https://forms.office.com/r/eyAaD2KfxE
For parents and carers unable to attend the meetings they are being invited to complete a short online survey which is available at https://forms.office.com/r/zZCFTzmTwe
Please note, the deadline for responses is 6pm on Thursday 23 September 2021.
Voice4Parents’ annual survey 2021 is now live.
This is your opportunity to tell us what day to day life is really like for you and your family, living in Wolverhampton, and how well you feel the SEND services, in Wolverhampton, are supporting the needs of your family.
As you have seen from our recent Easter survey, your comments really do help shape and improve services available to our families.
Having your say will help Voice4Parents get the message across of what really matters to our families, enabling us to provide constructive feedback to help shape future provision of local authority, health and other SEND services. As well as help the forum identify areas that need improvement and plan this year’s projects and activities, including focus groups and events.
This survey will run until Friday 1st October 2021. Please tell as many parents and carers of SEND children and young people living in Wolverhampton about this opportunity to have their voice heard.
To complete the survey and be put into our prize draw please click here
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Voice4Parents is a group of parents and carers, living in Wolverhampton, whose children and young people have a range of special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND).
It is our aim to ensure the voice of parents and carers in Wolverhampton remains at the heart of service planning and delivery.