Shropshire Council

Local Area SEND Inspection - Written Statement of Action

24 November 2020 Last updated at 07:00

A joint SEND CQC and Ofsted Inspection took place in Shropshire across health, social care and education between 27 January and 31 January 2020. The inspection was not just an inspection of Shropshire Council, but also of the CCG and its commissioned health providers as well as schools, colleges and other education settings, care providers and other key stakeholders.  The final letter was published on 6 May 2020 and identified many strengths, including the positive education outcomes for Shropshire children and young people with an EHCP that attend mainstream schools and colleges.  However, there were a number of concerns that were identified by the inspection and, as a result of these findings and, in accordance with the Children Act 2004 (Joint Area Reviews) Regulations 2015, the Chief Inspector determined that the local area was required to produce a Written Statement of Action (WSoA). 

The Local Authority, CCG and Parent and Carer Council (PACC) have worked together to develop this co-produced WSoA that identifies the actions that will be taken by all partners to secure timely improvement, as well as providing an indication of what difference we expect these actions to make to our children and young people with SEND and their families.