What is SEND?
SEND stands for Special Educational Needs and Disabilities. A child or young person has SEND if they have a learning difficulty or disability which calls for special educational provision to be made for him or her in order to support them to make progress. A school or setting will often be able to offer this provision via the graduated approach to SEN Support. Therefore, if parents feel that their child has SEND, it is best to work together with the child’s school or setting to consider the best ways to meet their child’s needs. However, if parents feel that they would like external advice or support, there are many services on offer including SENDIASS, LivPaC and ADDvanced Solutions.
Liverpool’s Joint Local Area Inspection - Outcome Letter
Ofsted and CQC jointly inspect local areas to see how well they fulfil their responsibilities for children and young people with special educational needs and/or disabilities. The inspection of Liverpool provision for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities took place between 14th and 18th January 2019. At the end of the inspection, the inspection team evaluated all of the evidence gathered and produced Liverpool's Joint Outcome Letter. The letter explains the main findings and makes recommendations for improvement.
In response to the areas of concern identified, Liverpool has produced a Written Statement of Action (WSOA) that explains how Liverpool will tackle the areas of significant weakness identified. Liverpool has used the independent findings from Ofsted and the CQC as a driver for change and is committed to delivering the improvements required.
Liverpool's Written Statement of Action was deemed fit for purpose by Ofsted on 23 August 2019. The SEND Partnership is now working to implement and deliver the statement.