SEND local area inspections

Ofsted and the Care Quality Commission (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. 

Ofsted and the CQC carried out a SEND Local Area revisit in Lancashire between 9 and 12 March 2020.  The revisit was to evaluate the effectiveness of Lancashire's progress in improving SEND services for children and young people against the twelve areas of significant concern identified during the November 2017 SEND Local Area Inspection.

Inspectors identified seven of these areas of significant concern as having sufficiently improved, and although there have been improvements in the remaining five areas, further on-going work is required.

We will respond to the findings in the report with a targeted action plan that addresses the five areas which continue to require improvement. This will be monitored by the Department for Education SEND Intervention Unit and NHS England.

You can view the reports on the Ofsted reports website and our news item provides more information about the report and our response.

There is also information on GOV.UK about how local areas are inspected.