Ofsted, the Office for Standards in Education, and the CQC (Care Quality Commission) are carrying out a joint venture to investigate Kingston Upon Hull City Council’s ability to help individuals with Special Education Needs and/or Disabilities.

The venture will begin on the 9th of October and will inspect the local council’s ability to help young people with special education needs and/or disabilities.

During the investigation the CQC and Ofsted will see how effectively the local council identifies and assesses the needs of children and young people with special educational needs and/or disabilities. The investigation will also look at the effectiveness in which the area meets the needs of those with special educational needs and/or disabilities.

It is hoped the outcome of this investigation can help improve the quality and effectiveness of the care given, leading to individuals being able to participate fully with society, and helping them have their needs fulfilled.

Through the course of the investigation inspectors from both organisations will be visiting numerous early years settings, schools, colleges, and specialist services. They will gather information from individuals and their parents and carers and the information gathered will be crucial to the outcome of the investigation.

During the investigation the CQC and Ofsted will also hold an online Webinar, a seminar held online, which is open to parents and carers in the Kingston Upon Hull City Council area to participate and voice their concerns and thoughts. A link to which can be found at the bottom of this article.

The Webinar will be lead by Nicholas Whittaker, Her Majesty’s Inspector, and he will be asking people to share their thoughts, experiences, and expectations of Kingston Upon Hull City Council’s ability to meet the needs of the individuals.

Whilst all individuals participating are encouraged to voice their concerns and experiences, to help the investigation by the CQC and Ofsted, participants are requested to try to share any experiences from after September 2014, when the reforms were implemented.

You can register for the Online Webinar using this link.