Local Area Review (LAR)

OFSTED and the CQC (Care Quality Commission) recently inspected the Leicester Local Area for its effectiveness in identifying and meeting the needs of children and young people who have special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND).

They met with parents and carers, children and staff from schools, colleges and settings as well as interviewing staff from health providers, commissioners and the local authority. 

They have published the attached report which details the strengths and weaknesses they found in the Leicester Local Area.  They saw some significant areas of weakness that resulted in them asking the Local Area to provide a Written Statement of Action that addresses these issues and states how the local area will improve.

We are working closely with colleagues from DFE and NHS England to produce a robust plan which we are confident will result in significant improvements for SEND children and young people in the Local Area.