Ofsted inspects education services in England, like schools and nurseries. We also look at children’s social care and the support available for children and young people with SEND.
The Care Quality Commission (CQC) inspects health and adult social care services in England, like hospitals and care homes.
Ofsted and CQC work together to inspect education, health and care services for children with SEND in a local area, to make sure they are effective. This is called an area SEND inspection.
Local area partnerships are made up of those in education, health and care who are responsible for planning, commissioning, managing, delivering and evaluating support for children and young people with SEND who live in a local area.
Local area partnerships use the information from our inspections to improve services for children and young people with SEND. Our inspections also provide information for children and young people with SEND and their families, to help them make decisions about their education, health and care.
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