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Inspection looms – calling all parents and young people – have your say!

The Information, Advice and Support Service would welcome your support with the following. 

We recently told you about the forthcoming area inspections that will examine how well local areas are embedding the Children and Families Act 2014 in order to improve services and outcomes for disabled children and young people and those with special educational needs.  Wolverhampton will receive notification of the inspection by Ofsted and the Care Quality Commission (CQC).  The inspectors will focus much of their time on speaking to parents, carers, children and young people about how well Wolverhampton is responding to the needs of local families in relation to SEN and disability. 

It really is essential that you have your say.  We would like to have a ‘bank’ of parents and young people on stand-by so that when notice is given, we can contact you and invite you to speak with the inspection team.  If you are reading this thinking that you would like to be involved in  this visit but do not feel confident, or that you do not feel knowledgeable about the system, please do consider coming forward.  We are keen for the inspectors to speak to those ‘in the know’ and those who are not.  We want them to hear from local families about what it is really like.    

This is your chance to have your say at a really important time.  Perhaps you have had a fantastic experience – then please come forward to share that too.  You will be given a very warm welcome along with a cuppa and a slice of cake!   We do not have date for the inspection yet but we would like to be prepared.  To find out more about either opportunity or to register your interest, please contact Lucy Harris (Manager of the Information, Advice and Support Service) 01902 556945 or email lucy.harris@wolverhampton.gov.uk

Ofsted and the Care Quality Commission has prepared an inspection handbook and framework, which will can be found here.